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Ed Balls: Another Good Reason Not To Vote Labour

In conclusion Mr Balls, your latest idea may be well intentioned but is deeply flawed. Once you have given schools and teachers back the authority to enforce discipline and made it clear to parents that they have a responsibility to teach their children to respect schools and teachers then you can start looking at ideas for certification and CPD.

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Tastelessness In Advertising

So where did the training and awareness process fail at Habitat? The “overenthusiatic intern” lacks Clue and perhaps a level of ethics but Habitat itself should accept that it has failed in a very public and humiliating way. Habitat needs to publicly acknowledge that there are lessons to be learned here. After all, it isn’t rocket science.

But this isn’t the first time someone has thought of using terrible events as a promotional tool. I doubt it will be the last. Step forward Phorm CEO Kent Ertugrul in an interview with the Washington Post.

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A Challenge To Ian Livingston: Back Up Your Words With Proof

The BT Corporate website has a section entitled “The Way We Work”. It makes interesting reading. It’s good, solid stuff I’d expect to see from companies determined to show that acting ethically is inherent in everything they do. It’s the kind of stuff I’d expect to see from the Co-Op, an organisation I have come to know and respect over the years.

But this is BT we’re talking about.

The company that has secretly and illegally tested Phorm’s technology on their users. The company that has repeatedly denied the testing until confronted with the evidence. The company that has banned any discussion of Phorm from its support forums.

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