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Warning As Lib Dems Lead Poll Race|The Sun| 2010-04-10

A YouGov opinion poll for The Sun put support for Nick Clegg's party at a staggering 33 per cent.

It is the first time the former Liberals have been in the lead in a general election race for 104 years.

The Conservatives lag one point behind at 32 per cent, while Labour have tanked on just 26 per cent.

But in the same opinion poll, barely half those asked said they knew what Mr Clegg stood for.

And quizzed on the top ten plans put forward by his party, six of them were given a resounding thumbs down.

hey were Mr Clegg's proposals on an illegal immigrant amnesty, community service instead of jail for criminals, upping taxes to scrap tuition fees, giving more powers to Brussels, joining the Euro and halting nuclear power stations.

One of the plans - dumping the UK's Trident nuclear missiles - split the public down the middle. And only three got support - scrapping income tax on earnings of less than £10,000 a year, changing the voting system and limiting public sector pay rises. But those policies are also the Lib Dems' most controversial.

Clearly the orders from Murdoch central have gone out. The article is pretty much run of the mill party bashing but I am intrigued by the use of the word "controversial" at the end of the seventh paragraph. It seems a calculated way to end a paragraph listing the lib dem's popular policies.

Since reading this article I have been wondering if the  meaning of "controversial" has been shifted in the English language. Is the word "Controversial" now a euphanism for "something we do not like".

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by RogueTrooper on Mon Apr 19th, 2010 at 06:25:45 AM EST
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Is the word "Controversial" now a euphemism for "something we do not like".

That's exactly it.

Wind power

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon Apr 19th, 2010 at 08:28:00 AM EST
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where we is a group largely identified with Rupert Murdoch and ... well just Rupert basically.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Apr 19th, 2010 at 12:59:53 PM EST
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