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Policing the Corporate Games

  • July 18, 2012
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I’ve got a short piece up today on the Independent blog on the subject ‘Have Olympic sponsorship regulations gone too far?’

You can follow the discussion – and contribute to it – here.

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Britain Plays Happy Families

  • October 09, 2011
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There’s a grim article in today’s Independent on  an ongoing survey into work and relationships in Britain by the Working Families and One Plus One charities, called Happy Homes, Productive Workplaces, whose preliminary findings include

A culture of “downsizing”, where long working hours and job insecurity have become the norm, is leading to a “vicious cycle”...

Harigate and the Independent’s shameful cover-up

  • September 15, 2011
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After nearly two months of expectation and speculation, the Independent has announced the result of its ‘inquiry’ into the various accusations levelled against its columnist Johann Hari.

Yesterday Hari published a characteristically  self-serving apology, which admitted to plagiarism and conducting vicious ‘sock-puppeting’ campaigns against people he dislikes on the Internet, and yet still managed to...

Hari Goes Down

  • June 28, 2011
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Can’t say I’m sorry – or surprised – that The Independent’s Johann Hari has been caught out inserting quotations from his interviewees’ books or articles in his own interview/profiles and then passing them off as his own quotes.   I’ve always found his writing wheedling, bombastic and manipulative, and his analyses of people and events...

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