WHAT IS the point of some government ministers complaining about falling standards of English when other government ministers are responsible for it? Norman Lamont is reported as saying that 'this country is a bit of an alibi society'. He doesn't mean that its members want to be somewhere else but explains: 'They want to think it's someone's fault or there are buttons to be pressed.' All he shows is that he doesn't know what alibi means.
Leighton Buzzard, Beds