04 December 2009

The Addison of the Scotland Office

As today's subject is the alleged functional illteracy of a fifth of our compatriots, you may care to cast an eye over this slightly inelegant contiribution to the political debate.

It is not for me to imply that the Rt Hon Jim Murphy, Secretary of State for Scotland, is less than wholly literate, although he might make closer acquaintance with the use and abuse of the apostrophe. But, as his blog is part of the Scotland Office website, is there no-one in that august institution who might edit out the more obvious infelicities before each post is published? It is not as though they have lots of other things to do.

1 comment:

Timmy said...

I was shocked - shocked, I tell you - to see that a member of the Privy Council would not use the highest standards of English in a weblog post.

The man is clearly a bounder.

He's right about bankers' bonuses, though, but that doesn't matter in the light of your post, perfectly spelled and replete with plain and elegant English as it is.