Sunday, 26 February 2012


There is a very strong leader by Kenneth Roy in the latest edition of his online The Scottish Review on the deplorable deterioration in the standard of written English in official communiques and tangled utterances amounting to what George Orwell described as 'newspeak'. When language is devised to confuse and conceal, the quality of our democracy and our very liberties are at stake. This is not an exaggeration. Every bad government, including the worst totalitarian ones in the last century - Communist/Soviet Russian or Nazi - uses euphemisms to disguise evil intentions, and deeds. Every step on this road to perdition must constantly be noted and resisted. If you are interested, visit

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