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Find translation errors in the UK government's Brexit White Paper Find translation errors in the UK government's Brexit White Paper
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Language experts have pointed to errors in translations of the White Paper. WikiTribune is looking for more Language experts have pointed to errors in translations of the White Paper. WikiTribune is looking for more
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<strong>The British government published a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-future-relationship-between-the-united-kingdom-and-the-european-union">White Paper</a> on July 12 outlining the trade, security, and immigration <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/12/whats-in-the-brexit-white-paper">agreements which must be achieved</a> before the UK leaves the European Union next year. Since then,<a href="https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/white-paper-will-not-bridge-chasm-with-hard-brexiteers-or-brussels-1.3563101"> much attention</a> has been given to the political crisis the document has prompted within the Conservative party.</strong> <strong>The British government published a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-future-relationship-between-the-united-kingdom-and-the-european-union">White Paper</a> on July 12 outlining the trade, security, and immigration <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/12/whats-in-the-brexit-white-paper">agreements which must be achieved</a> before the UK leaves the European Union next year. Since then,<a href="https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/white-paper-will-not-bridge-chasm-with-hard-brexiteers-or-brussels-1.3563101"> much attention</a> has been given to the political crisis the document has prompted within the Conservative party.</strong>
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The United Kingdom is due to depart the EU in March 2019. The United Kingdom is due to depart the EU in March 2019.
The White Paper is also published in <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-future-relationship-between-the-united-kingdom-and-the-european-union">21 translations</a> which seek to explain the government's vision to its EU partners. The languages include French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Greek. The White Paper is also published in <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-future-relationship-between-the-united-kingdom-and-the-european-union">21 translations</a> which seek to explain the government's vision to its EU partners. The languages include French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Greek.
In a series of social media posts, conference interpreter <a href="https://twitter.com/eurodan">Daniel Pashley</a> has highlighted a number of linguistic errors and poor phrasing in the translations he has examined: In a series of social media posts, conference interpreter <a href="https://twitter.com/eurodan">Daniel Pashley</a> has highlighted a number of linguistic errors and poor phrasing in the translations he has examined:
https://twitter.com/eurodan/status/1019525219311071232 https://twitter.com/eurodan/status/1019525219311071232
Others have pointed to outdated language and grammatical errors:  Others have pointed to a lack of foreign language skills in the civil service:
https://twitter.com/odtorson/status/1019337405990690817  https://twitter.com/HelenCFinch/status/1019942803802075136
Can you help <em>WikiTribune</em> examine the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-future-relationship-between-the-united-kingdom-and-the-european-union">21 translated versions</a> of the White Paper? Please help us find instances of inaccurate language or clumsy syntax. Point out instances where your think poor phrasing or inexact wording could be improved. Can you help <em>WikiTribune</em> examine the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-future-relationship-between-the-united-kingdom-and-the-european-union">21 translated versions</a> of the White Paper? Please help us find instances of inaccurate language or clumsy syntax. Point out instances where your think poor phrasing or inexact wording could be improved.
WikiTribune has contacted the Department for Exiting the European Union to ask for more information about the translations:  <em>WikiTribune</em> has contacted the Department for Exiting the European Union to ask for more information about the translations.
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