Peter Hoskin

Is there a graphologist in the house?

In his analysis of Blears’ resignation letter and Brown’s response, the Times’s Philip Collins picks up on one of the strangest minor details of the entire saga: neither letter, in 12 whole paragraphs, contains one full-stop.  As Collins quips wonderfully:

“No full stop appears in either letter.  New Labour began with no verbs and it ends in no punctuation.”

But what could it mean?  A quick internet search for “graphology” and “no full-stops” has proved fruitless, so maybe CoffeeHousers have some ideas.  Are Gordon and Hazel revealing an inner desire for things not to end?  Or are they just following the government style guide?  Your theories below, please.

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