Political point

Shouldn’t the shadow industry secretary have said that ‘It is impossible to overestimate the importance — rather than ‘underestimate the importance’ — that science and technology plays in our lives.


Maybe it’s the nanobots turning my grey matter into, erm, grey matter, but shouldn’t the shadow industry secretary Stephen O’Brien have said that ‘It is impossible to overestimate the importance — rather than ‘underestimate the importance’ — that science and technology plays in our lives’ in your article Education, investment and incentives?

Dr Glenn Miles


Future Concepts


INSYS UK


I find it underwhelmingly honest that Stephen O’Brien finds it impossible to underestimate the importance that science and technology plays in our lives.


Shaun Rogers


Design Engineer


Specialist Electronics Services


Camberley


Editor’s Note: Thank you and well spotted to all the readers who pointed out the rather puzzling nature of the Conservative Party’s contribution, which was faithfully reproduced by The Engineer but — presumably — not quite what they meant to say.