Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Cameron's land of opportunity

I see Cameron has made a schmaltzy claim to be building a land of opportunity.

David Cameron vowed to get behind business to create a "land of opportunity for all", in his big speech to close the Conservative conference.

What on earth does he mean by a distinctly old fashioned use of the word "land" in this context? Land of hope and glory I suppose. 

We are well on the way to becoming a region within the EU. Cameron's use of the word "land" implies a degree of political independence he has no intention of allowing, let alone fostering. In a more rigorous and honest world we'd call it lying.


Mark Wadsworth said...

No, he was misquoted.

He actually said "a landlord of opportunity".

A K Haart said...

Mark - (: