Westminster Scandal: Porterspeak

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A Guide to Porterspeak

(or what Dame Shirley really meant to say)

Building stable communities - creating Tory strongholds

Designated sales - selling council homes to Tory voters

Gentrification - increasing middle-class (Tory) vote

Battlezone wards - marginal wards to be turned into Tory bastions

Key wards - another way of saying battlezone wards

More electors - more Tory voters

More residents - fewer homeless, more Tory voters

New residents - Tory voters

Keep on dodging - avoid explaining policy to the Opposition

Political awareness - educating council officers to think her way