Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)
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Saturday, 10 July 2010

Standing room only?

Sometimes reporting errors can make you smile.

From this BBC report about a fire near Heathrow, where "50 firefighters are containing the scene". The report tells us that
More than 200 people were evacuated from the area
Mrs Rigby thinks they must have been living in remarkably cramped conditions because
A five metre exclusion zone is in place
Five metres?

That's about, oh, (5x3) +10% = 16ft 6 inches.
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2 comments:

Quiet_Man said...

About the size of an average east London postal voting flat, and about the same amount of residents (allegedly)

JuliaM said...

Heh!