Words Matter: ‘Linguistic camouflage’ – and how it is used in politics

Broadcaster Kel Richards provides insights into the meaning of the term ‘linguistic camouflage’ and how it is applied in a contemporary setting.

“When a government brings some legislation into the Parliament, we want it to be clear … and to say honestly what it’s actually all about,” Mr Richards told Sky News host Peta Credlin.

“We want fairly plain English, and we want it to be clear and honest – sadly, occasionally, governments actually aim at the opposite”.

“They don’t aim at clarity, they aim at hiding – camouflaging, in other words”.

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