Monday, April 27, 2009

political language

Madame Trixy is getting a bit narked at the use by our media, particularly the BBC, of the phrase 'European Union' rather than 'Europe'.

Unless, for example, this new hyped up illness stops at political borders, the correct term is the geographical one. Far be it for me to suggest that the BBC is so intent on our continuing and deepening membership of the EU that they want to make the two synonymous, permanent and irreversable...

1 comment:

Little Black Sambo said...

Perhaps they will use it in weather forecasts: heavy snow across the EU, just they already do with the "UK", as though UK were a geographical term, not a political one.