welfare rights adviser, sefton metropolitan borough council, liverpool. Member since 22nd Jan 2004
Mind your language! Tue 08-Dec-09 04:33 PM
Today’s rightsnet news story on ID cards contains the following extract from government guidance:
“'Customer facing staff will need to be able to recognize the cards and to check they are valid”.
“Customer facing staff”!! Well I’m sorry. While I generally mistrust the political motives/sympathies of members of organizations such as the Plain English Campaign (or whatever they’re called) and I think that most of them don’t get laid enough, I trust that members will be writing very strong letters to The Times.
That phrase should be taken out and shot, swiftly followed by the person who came up with it.