The week before last I wrote about my dislike of the way the word “ideological” is used as if it were a self-evident insult, mistake and appalling blunder.
By chance, The Economist‘s Lexington column shortly afterwards* took up the same issue, coining this rather neat turn of phrase:
Ideology is just a pejorative word for principles in which you happen not to believe.
* At least, I presume by chance. However, if Lexington does scour my blog for inspiration then expect shortly thunderous denunciations of over-zealous councils putting up signs warning us against everything or outrage at the Home Office employing a man to take bananas for a walk.