As parties draw up their manifestos ahead of the General Election, Christian Aid, its supporters and faith groups are demanding that action to tackle climate change be at the heart of parties’ plans for government.
People who defend themselves by saying “My words were taken out of context” sometimes have a good point. It is possible to misrepresent someone, either deliberately or accidentally, by quoting their words out of context. However, a UKIP candidate in Portsmouth has stretched this defence to breaking point. He has also attempted some creative redefinitions of common English words.