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Wrinkles in space-time continuum: evidence mounts

[16 July 2016]  It’s usually around November when marketing people start to claim that Christmas is ‘fast approaching’.

Now the Times newspaper emails us to say:

‘With June 23 fast-approaching [alert: bonkers hyphen!], we’ve sifted facts from fiction on both sides of the referendum debate…’.

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