19 March 2009

Quote of the day

The Prime Minister, at PMQs yesterday:
"Any person who loses their job or is in fear of losing their job is a matter of personal regret for me and the whole Government. I do not regard unemployment as a statistic; I regard it as one person, a second person and a third person who needs our help."

Despite bearing the hallmarks of a pre-prepared statement, does this clumsy ungrammatical locution actually mean anything? Could the Prime Minister not have found a better way to express his sympathy with the unemployed?

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