By this time, others were joining the battle, with Steve Peers of the University of Essex also unimpressed. “The first paragraph also contains a falsehood. Don't your journalists check their work, or have the common sense to realise that a £17 tariff on a bottle of wine is absurd? And it's not an error in an obscure tweet, it's in a national newspaper”.It seems the Murdoch goons confused “half litre” and “hectolitre” (a hundred litres). Or double the number you first thought of, and shift the decimal point two places.
Tom Newton Dunn’s regard for prioritising accuracy is most revealing. And matters are hardly likely to improve under his designated successor. I’ll just leave that one there.