Saturday, May 05, 2007

A typo in the Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph is usually an excellent paper when it comes to avoiding typos, but there's a major one in the headline over one of its comment pieces today.
The caption reads: "Will France choose Sarko or the road to ruin?"
The 'a' 'r' and 'k' in the fourth word, have, for some reason, been typed in instead of 'e' and 'g'.

5 comments:

king david said...

i still can't believe the french would be stupid enough to vote for a man who wants to copy Britain!

hqofgien said...

So on the one hand, we have a well-argued case for the election of Nicolas Sarkozy...

...and on the other, a silly and meaningless joke (meaningless because there was never any chance of the Telegraph in general and Simon Heffer in particular backing the socialist candidate), instead of a considered rebuttal.

If I was a floating voter forced to choose between Heffer and Clark as my guide, who's more persuasive?

Neil Clark said...

hqofgien:
I've already written elsewhere on why I think Sarkozy should not be elected, for example in my piece on Chirac which I posted yesterday and in a post in the middle of last week. Of course, I didn't expect Simon Heffer to endorse Royal, but it is revealing as to how certain individuals who describe themselves as leftists/progressives eg the MP Denis McShane are rooting for the non-Socialist candidate. I wonder if McShane's association with the neo-con Henry Jackson Society could have anything to do with it?

hqofgien said...

it is revealing as to how certain individuals who describe themselves as leftists/progressives eg the MP Denis McShane are rooting for the non-Socialist candidate.

What's "progressive" about seeking to cling to as much of the status quo as is logistically feasible?

Especially when said status quo is becoming increasingly unsustainable?

I don't actually like Sarkozy that much, but he's clearly the more attractive candidate, for much the same reason that the overwhelmingly Democrat New York backed Rudolph Giuliani.

Neil Clark said...

The need for France to undertake 'radical' economic reform has been hugely exaggerated: the 'sick man of Europe' is nowhere near as sick as the Thatcherites would like us to believe. France still has a manufacturing base (unlike Britain) and it still has a world class public transport system. Of course there are problems, most notably rising crime, but Royal is no softie on law and order and acknowledges the problem.
Perhaps you can explain what is 'attractive' about Sarkozy?