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Election Speshul . . . Do politicians deed English lessons?

by: Romany Howes (30 April 2015)

UKIP's gramamtical errors

The country is awash with leaflets, pamphlets, posters and tweets from our leading politicians. Sadly, there are so many grammatical and spelling errors floating around that it reflects pretty badly on the backroom staff responsible for editing and proofing.

Here are some of the errors found in leaflets and pamphlets, which can be seen on the BBC News site:

  • “Ensure decent pension rises ever year through our triple lock guarantee” (Lib Dems)
  • “Labour ruined the ecconomy and can’t be trusted with it again” (Lib Dems, again . . .)
  • “Guarantree a job, training or an apprenticeship for young people . . .” (Labour)
  • “Stop building massive wind farms. Let’s invest in sustainable energy” (UKIP) Think about the meaning of this statement!
  • “Without the shool, many of us wouldn’t be where we are today” (UKIP)
  • “Promote the rights of LGBTI people throughout the word” (SNP Manifesto)

There’s barely a week to go before we have to vote for a new leader. Or keep the one we’ve got. It’s politics, anything can happen! So how do we choose a candidate? On policy? On the clothes he or she wears? Or on their ability to write clear, concise and accurate documents? We can only suggest that next time, every politician calls us up BEFORE the propaganda literature is issued. Contact WriteItClearly.com for a free quote for all your proofreading needs.

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Ref: 167 Too rushed to get it right. Too proud or too tight to use a proofreader.
Garry - 16:26 30-04-2015

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