十二 08 2010

Quote: suddenly found religion over

Published by at 21:05 under Daily Quote

在《每日电讯报》副主编 Benedict Brogan 的博客上看到这段文字

To those who wonder why David Davis has suddenly found religion over tuition fees, he can point to the article he wrote for the Mail on Sunday more than a year ago as proof that his view has run counter to the expansion of tuition fes for some time.

这个“suddenly found religion over…”是个有趣的用法,可以译成“忽然对……这么执着”,但是这个用法含着强烈的讽刺口气。

《每日电讯报》是支持保守党的报纸,David Davis 曾是保守党中比较右翼的人物,还是卡梅伦竞选保守党领袖时的对手,但近年来政治立场发生转向,曾为抗议工党政府延长拘留疑犯时间而辞去议员职位。可以理解《每日电讯报》对他有着疑惑甚至嘲笑的态度,这次事关联合政府提议增加大学学费至每年9千英镑,David Davis 是保守党中第一个公开表示会投反对票的议员,难怪支持这项政策的《每日电讯报》要讽刺他一下。

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