Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A political syllogism

In the course of a posting on Polly Toynbee and Housing Information Packs, James Graham nicely characterises a certain style of Labourite reasoning:
  • Something must be done.
  • This is something.
  • Therefore it must be done

2 comments:

dreamingspire said...

Clearly something must be done about that flawed thinking.

Graeme said...

I first came across this described as the politicians syllogism in "Yes Minister". Perhaps you need to attribute it?