Journey in Life: 07/14/17

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Friday, July 14, 2017

"A week is a long time in politics" nghĩa là gì?

Một tuần dài lắm anh ơi*. Photo courtesy Surrey County Council.

'A week is a long time in politics' = trong chính trị, một tuần là khoảng thời gian dài -> nghĩa là do tình hình biến đổi quá nhanh của viễn cảnh chính trị, tương lai của một chính trị gia hoặc một nhóm chính trị có thể thay đổi nhanh chóng chỉ trong 1 tuần (due to the fast-changing pace of the political landscape, the fortunes of a politician or political group can change drastically just in the course of a single week).

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A week is long time in politics: Has Labour regained some ground?

If a week is a long time in politics, then a year must seem like a lifetime.

The old Harold Wilson quote that 'a week is a long time in politics' could probably have its timescale revised these days to 'about every ten minutes'.

Corbyn is the stand-out naming trend this year, and we expect to see lots of babies conceived at Glastonbury or over the election period named after the Labour leader. But remember a week is a long time in politics and your child will have that name for a lifetime, so do consider the effects of naming a child after any politician.

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* Home Secretary Theresa May today joined Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge at Molesey Lock and Weir near Hampton Court to discuss the River Thames Scheme after the government announced £60m of extra funding for the flood defence project.

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