A few years ago, the Guardian was famous for its typographical errors. I was reminded of this when I ran into Anita Pollack, the former London MEP, at the Foreign Policy Centre fringe.
She has a book coming out: “Wreckers or Builders? – A History of Labour MEPs 1979-1999″.
I can never see her without remembering the Guardian error. This was in the European Election results issue in (I think) 1989. At a late stage, the editorial team had clearly decided that they should refer to the “turnout” rather than the “poll” in each euro-constituency. They used the then cutting edge technology of “Find and Replace”.
The result was that one of London’s MEPs suddenly became – the hitherto unknown – Anita Turnoutack.