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2:31pm on Tuesday, 12th April, 2016:

A Big Decision


It's one thing for the government to spend the money of those who may disagree with its views to persuade them to vote how it wants in the forthcoming EU referendum, but it's another matter entirely to do so using improper English.

That full stop should be a colon; otherwise, what follows it is a noun phrase with no verb phrase acting as a predicate.

This went out to 27,000,000 households in the UK. It's probably just as well that the residents of 26,900,000 of them threw it straight in the bin without reading it.

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