Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Blair's last whinge

Am I the only one to have noticed just how appallingly written Blair's whining attack on the press is? (Read it here, if you really must.) I'm not saying that grammatical manners maketh man, a la Lynne Truss, but should we really have put the fate of not just one country, but several, into the hands of someone who can't punctuate, who can't write a sentence in which the subject and verb concur, who can't express a thought with clarity? Don't these things matter? Doesn't their absence suggest an alarming woolliness and confusion in the mind of the person responsible? If I'd been given this speech by a student, I'd have covered it with red ink.

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