The Times, November 25, 2017
This heading should be ‘When Tony met Margaret’. Antony Armstrong-Jones met Princess Margaret in 1958. They married in 1960. He was granted an Earldom in 1961 and took the title Earl of Snowdon. I imagine many young subs will say, Well, that’s just a detail. Does it matter? Yes, it does. Older readers, and let’s face it, most newspaper readers are older these days, will know this heading is wrong, and it will reduce their confidence in the product. There seems to be a current attitude that near enough is good enough. This is not the case. Near enough will not do. It should be right.