“Non-top down, top down” approach reaches acronym status

It’s happening so often, this “Non-top down, top down” approach, that it has now offically qualified for acronym status: NTDTD.

Just when we thought we’d had enought case studies of the NTDTD approach with the Cancer Drug Fund, the Council Tax cap, and the not-obese-but-fat examples, but up pops Chris Grayling with his own contribution:

A ban on using Job centres to advertise for strippers and lap dancers has been announced.

Here’s a handy tip for any politician wishing to demonstrate their proficiency in the NTDTD approach: if it’s got the word “ban” in it, it’s a goer.


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