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Plain English Day 2015

December 1 is a big day for Plain English Campaign.

On that date, we once again celebrate Plain English Day. And, this year, it’s also when we’ll announce our 2015 award winners.

So not only will it be a day of following events centred around all things plain English, it’s also when we’ll reveal our Foot in Mouth, Golden Bull and Kick In The Pants award winners, among many others.

This year’s Foot in Mouth winner will surprise nobody, but there was strong competition, not least from Theresa May, who had the following to say.

“It is important I think that that committee does retain a clear focus so that we are able to have confidence in that it is able to bring that correct oversight to these matters which is important which has been enhanced.”

Also making a fair attempt at Foot in Mouth candidacy was Shaun Murphy, generous in defeat to Stuart Bingham after the World Snooker Final.

"There's not a player alive who doesn't deserve it any less than Stuart does."

Kim Kardashian (mother of North West) responded to rumours that her second child with rapper Kanye West might be called ‘South’ – immediately putting herself in Foot in Mouth contention.

“I don't like South West, though, because that's like, you know, North will always, you know, be better and be more ... she has a better direction. So I wouldn't do that. I don't think we'll go with another direction.”

Brendan Rodgers mystified us and everyone else by suggesting that “You don't need to dominate the ball there, you just need to dominate the space.” And Tony Blair narrowly missed out on the main prize when he once again mistook pompous gibberish for statesmanlike rhetoric.

“We won not because we did what we thought was wrong as a matter of principle but right as a matter of politics; but when we realised that what is right as a matter of policy is right as a matter of principle.

“Labour shouldn’t despair. We can win again. We can win again next time. But only if our comfort zone is the future and our values are our guide and not our distraction.”

So head back here, or onto our Facebook or Twitter pages, on December 1 to get involved not only with Plain English Day but to find out who won the Plain English Campaign Awards 2015.

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