Well, no. Though that is what it says if you send this story on using ’email to a friend’. Instead, the Parliament have asked staff to use ‘Ms’ instead. Shock horror!
“Ludicrous”, one Tory MEP told the Daily Mail. “Political correctness gone mad”, he continued. Another, in the Daily Telegraph, branded it a “waste of taxpayers’ money”.
I gotta say, I kind of love the last criticism. Is there just some automatic right-wing
reflex to shout ‘waste of taxpayer’s money’ even when there’s absolutely nothing financial going on?
(Many thanks to all of those who sent this one to me!)