A selection of headlines from stories in the news. They use English in way that you might think is intended to confuse but it’s all perfectly clear to the native speaker.


The Sun plumps for a musical reference in its story about UK Chancellor George Osborne being criticised for being ‘too soft’ on City fatcats with his £800million levy increase on banks. The headline reads ‘He Ain’t Heavy With His Levy’ which is a play on the title of the 1969 hit song by The Hollies, ‘He Ain’t Heavy – He’s My Brother.’

Of course this article might explain a lot: http://thebureauinvestigates.com/2011/02/08/city-financing-of-the-conservative-party-doubles-under-cameron/