Bad Language: The Use and Abuse of Official Language - Public Administration Committee Contents

4 Conclusion

45.  The language of government, politics and administration matters. The public sphere demands a public language that conveys meaning. Any language that obscures, confuses or evades does not fulfil its public purpose. Too often this is the case, as we have shown in this report. Nor is this a trivial matter. Good government requires good language; while bad language is a sign of poor government. By drawing attention to this issue, and suggesting some ways to improve matters, we hope to encourage the good to drive out the bad.

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