Look, we know they have problems with numbers – being all arts graduates – but this is ridiculous:
Europe Day, additional to VE day, marks the moment 50 years ago when Robert Schuman, the foreign minister of France, in a landmark speech laid the foundations for the European Union as a response to the devastation of the second world war that had ended five years earlier.
Schuman’s speech was in 1950. As anyone with a brain would realise when writing that sentence. It’s the 75th of VE day, right? 75 minus 5, as stated, is 70, not 50.
Jeez, yes, arts graduates and numbers, but really, who believed that it extended to dates?