Spelling disaster?

More proof that those who run the country don't care about standards of literacy in the UK. The minister responsible for education (repeat: for education) has been criticised for having a blog rife with spelling mistakes.

It's obvious Jim Knight's blog is written by someone else (an exploited young graduate of a new university, no doubt), because the minister himself went to Cambridge when that institution still demanded decent English in its students. (Something that's not necessarily the case now - a friend who teaches at Oxford once told me that he's expected to award marks for correct spelling and grammar in lit crit essays).

No wonder we "word warriors" are a growing band, according to this article.