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With 170 days to go until the General Election the brilliant website has updated its online political jargon removal tool, adding several hundred more annoying and empty phrases from politicians’ speeches submitted by correspondents, editors, and others.

Polifiller is a new online tool designed to cut the drivel and clichés out of political speeches.

Simply cut and paste a speech or statement into the box on the site and its ‘ground-breaking technology’ [aka, two bits of coconut connected by a string] will put a line through the worst clichés and emptiest lines.

Here are Polifiller’s most frequent offenders…

  • “Bottom up”
  • "The doorstep"
  • "Hard-working" families
  • “Metropolitan elite”
  • “Real people”
  • “Top down”
  • “The Westminster bubble”
  • “The fact of the matter is”
  • “It's going to take time”
  • “A whole range of proposals”
  • “There are no easy answers”
  • "Comprehensive raft of measures”
  • “The previous administration”
  • “Let me at this stage be absolutely open and honest”
  • “Our message is clear”
  • “The Great British people”

If there are any phrases that you’d like us to add to the database please tell

Scot-Buzz would like to thank Hamish Thompson [[email protected]] for this public service…