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Cruddas: a man of many metaphors

I have always been a huge fan of Jon Cruddas so it is in a spirit of great affection that I point out this sentence from his Guardian article today:

‘These problems existed beneath the radar before the recession struck in 2008, but they were masked by the fruits of an economic system that has now laid us low.’

This is mixed metaphor mania. It’s up there with Prince Hamlet ‘taking arms against a sea of troubles’ and Jim Hacker ‘gritting his teeth and biting the bullet’.

Jon Cruddas’s writing is usually exquisite. I can only imagine he’s lost his stroke after being knocked down in round one of the leadership race…

Posted by Simon Lancaster on May 18th, 2010 :: Filed under Random
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