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Power to the people? November 15, 2009

Posted by N.C.OnlineTraining in Uncategorized.
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There’s a great article on the Guardian website about the Jacqui Janes story this week whereby the Prime Minister wrote a letter to Mrs Janes, apologising for the death of her son in service. Bumbling Brown mispelt Mrs Janes name, and in an attempt to get her point across she recorded a private phone call with Brown, who called to apologise for the mispelling on the apology. Anyone seeing a pattern here?

We’ve talked about privacy law before, and if you read the transcript of the conversation between Brown and Mrs Janes, you’ll realise that privacy law does not apply to Prime Ministers, who despite being put on the spot, in private are still completely inept at answering a straightforward question.

Would this conversation ever have happened had The Sun not switched their support to Conservative earlier this year? It’s a very long article but well worth the read if you need some brushing up on ownership issues. Click here to read. Comments all welcome.

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