Ukip may be the most controversial party standing in the elections next month, but they are certainly not the most literate if this flyer is anything to go by.
Sadly for the political party, the flyer ended up going through the door of an English teacher, who put her red pen to brilliant use and marked out all of their errors – and there were plenty of them.
The leaflet was for Somerset councillors Sharon Snook and Derek Tanswell, and gave a new meaning to the suggestion of proof reading, missing apostrophes, using the wrong spelling of words and generally being something a primary school pupil would get embarrassed about producing.
English teacher Suzy claimed:
There is no shame in finding spelling, grammar and punctuation difficult. Some of my nearest and dearest have ‘issues’.
However, if candidates in Frome either do not recognise their weaknesses, or are too slapdash and careless to get them proofread, that does not bode well for running anything.Advertisement
I teach children who speak English as an Additional Language, and some of them could teach Mr Tanswell a thing or two!
Not only is Suzy right, but she also asked for a link to the Donate Against Malaria fund in exchange for her interview with the Mirror, so we thought it was only right to put it in here as well.
Ukip meanwhile have yet another embarrassing error to correct, but what else is new?