"Reform" has a positive ring to it, does it not? Forward looking and implying an improvement. Am I alone in being utterly sick of hearing this word from the coalition. Fed up with them telling us they are a reforming government. And fed up with the BBC using the word to describe unpopular government policies.
NHS "reforms"? Education "reforms"? Benefit "reforms" - are they really?
Seems to me that the word is acquiring a new meaning: dismantling, tinkering with or cutting back on public services with a view to saving money or promoting an ill-founded ideological view.
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