The perils of speaking on the hoof
A cracking foot in mouth from Labour MP Martin Salter on the World at One just now - he referred to the government's 'safety blanket' for bankers. I am now picturing Goodwin et al clutching on to pieces of cloth like that child in the Peanuts strip. I suspect he meant 'safety net', but his pseudo-malaprop is far more arresting.
Labels: the recession