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Can’t the Tories afford a proof reader?

Tory literacy standards continue to fall.


The Tories may claim that their plan to introduce Swedish-style "free schools" would hugely improve children's education. But judging by that absent apostrophe, they'd be better off raising their own standards first.

As in the case of the claim that "54 per cent [of teenage girls] are likely to fall pregnant before the age of 18", one wonders: can't the Ashcroft-funded Conservative Party afford to employ a proof reader?

Hat-tip: Will Sturgeon.

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