Less is more sad

7th April 1995 at 01:00
I was much saddened to see an eager posse of teachers waiting patiently outside Downing Street. Why saddened? Because many were brandishing placards deploring government cuts which had resulted in "Less classes, less teachers, " etc. . . Alas, all that was missing was "less grammar"!

One of the teachers admitted that she had not noticed the errors. "Well, we didn't write them and I hadn't looked at them until now!" What a self- defeating exercise!

Anne Everest-Phillips

82 Millway

Mill Hill, North London

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