Asked about tax policy, George was only able to mouth platitudes about being in principle in favor of low taxes.
Drowned out not just by the violent protest but also by the bland platitudes of the world supposed "leaders."
It is also certain that he liked to excite applause in the galleries by some platitude about the "glorious Revolution" or the "Protestant succession."
Banal, empty platitudes fill its pages like wet cardboard clogging a dustbin.
Stood beside him putting forth his own pious platitudes was the new congressman.
While Gordon Brown spouts platitudes about the challenge from the Far East, taxes in Britain are already rising to a 24-year high.
He was, justifiably, taken apart by Hugo Young of The Guardian for uttering similar platitudes on Frost.
Jack for his part promised no certainties, having too much respect for Joey to offer platitudes.
Our politicians are slowly inching away from the old platitudes, too.
In the fading beam, the local mayor, Cathy Jamieson, responded with the usual platitudes.
If George Eliot is guilty of a platitude when she says that " consequences are unpitying," then Butler's argument is empty: but not otherwise.
Selectors will take refuge - if you let them - in meaningless platitudes.
To hand that power away, while mouthing platitudes about a Europe of nations, is an insult to our people.