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School of Politics and International Relations

Brilliant example of an expert who could also ‘speak human’


Professor of Politics, Professor Tim Bale wrote a letter featured in the Financial Times in response to a recent article supporting the use of ‘garbage language’ in the workplace. He writes: “As an academic, I can only agree with Michael Skapinker when he points to the tension between, on the one hand, insiders’ frequent resort to jargon-laden shorthand when conversing with their colleagues and, on the other, the requirement that they should also communicate clearly with ‘outsiders’.”
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