Every now and then events throw up a new phrase which is used so extensively on radio and television it rapidly becomes a cliché.
‘Road map for peace’ is a perfect example.
It was coined to describe steps being put in place to solve the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Now there are ‘road maps’ everywhere to solve problems, and I suspect a similar fate will soon befall ‘statutory underpinning.’
It’s the most popular piece of jargon to emerge from discussions about the Leveson Report – and is poised to go viral.
It is at the crux of the debate – and I wager it won’t be long before everything from the rules of card games to talent show verdicts are being ‘statutorily underpinned’.