Out, damned apostrophe. This from the party that gave us the literacy hour, education times three, and expects eight out of 10 11-year-olds to be able to use "its" properly by 2002. No doubt a subliminal warning against complacency in the next 100 years.
The National Year of Reading may be practically over, but there's clearly plenty of work yet to be done. The Labour party is advertising a "stunning range of merchandise" designed to mark its centenary. There's the inevitable T-shirt and mug - plus a tea towel depicting a brave worker embracing the rising sun above the slogan: "Greet the dawn: give Labour it's chance."
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