To keep delaying something that must be done, often because it is unpleasant or boring:
No matter how dire the warnings.
No matter how many demonstrate.
There are so many excuses not to do a damn thing.
- Denial of reality
- Set up a committee to study the problem [yet again],
- Set up planning meetings.
- The economy is too weak at the moment, let’s deal with that first.
- Wait until after the next tax cuts, it will be better then.
- Look, we are only building oil pipelines to help the economy.
- Fossil fuels are essential, pick one of many fallacies.
- Yes we are doing something, we have appointed a new climate boss.
- The new climate boss needs time.
- The election is coming, it is unpopular to do anything.
So it goes round and round
Where it stops.
Will be too late to care.
The future looks bleak for humanity, It's stuck in a quango.
What does it take to make us act?
derogatory • British
noun: quango; plural noun: quangos
a semi-public administrative body outside the civil service but receiving financial support from the government, which makes senior appointments to it.