Robert Peston wrote today, re Kraft and Cadbury:
'Few would argue that Britain's economic future depends on whether we make our own chocolates.'
Which is fine if you read it as: 'Few would make the ridiculous argument that...'; but which is a rather startling statement if you originally read it, as I did, as: 'Few would argue with the self-evident truth that...' And even more alarming once you notice the ambiguous nature of 'we'.
After all... he is the BBC's Economics Editor. Presumably he knows what he's talking about. I'd better nip out and buy some cocoa solids.
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Posted by John Finnemore at 6:31 pm