Accuracy and integrity in journalism

So it was too that we were told a few weeks earlier that the EU was about to abolish all rocking horses above 60cms in height. No matter that the issue arose from a mistake by the British Standards Institution in interpreting general EU safety rules applying to toys. No matter that the rules did not apply to rocking horses at all, but to rocking ducks mounted on springs in outside playgrounds. No matter that no one in the EU Brussels institutions has suggested a ban on handcrafted rocking horses, ever. Facts will never get in the way of a good Europhobic story.

Nick Clegg’s modest proposal, in The Guardian

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