* A phrase frequently used by Oliver Hardy addressing Stan Laurel in Laurel and Hardy films when there had been yet another disaster.
You will have read Steve Carr’s post about the shambles of the Tier 3 announcement. It goes further than that. The original announcement on Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire County Council and Borough websites said Tier 3 came into effect at 1 minute past midnight on Thursday ie First thing on Friday.
However on BBC East Midlands Today at 6.30pm on Monday, the presenter Anne Davies said Tier 3 came into effect a day before. Was this a misunderstanding of the phrase ‘1 minute past midnight on Thursday’ or had the Councils got it wrong?
Nottingham City Council’s website has been changed and now says ‘These measures come into force at 00:01am on Thursday 29th October’. That’s clear but who made the original error? A Government briefing? The BBC? Clearly the Councils were obliged to change their announcement.