Truth avoidance

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The following is from Simon Hoggart's Parliamentary sketch in the Guardian, 8 June

"It is extraordinary how Tony Blair can avoid answering the question. Any question. I am reminded of the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion. One is legal, the other isn't. Mr Blair is not a liar but he is heavily into truth avoidance. This, as the Hutton report reminds us, is permitted."

I have to say that the same could be said for pronouncements from much of the finance industry.