What you call things matters


To touch on a subject I have mentioned here before, what you call things matters. In the above article Iain Duncan Smith is referred to as “Welfare Secretary”.

That is not his job, he is Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

OK its shorthand, unless of course his job no longer entails worrying about jobs and pensions and now has the narrow focus of destroying the welfare system.

Which I guess is how it has seemed for the last 5 years


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