15 March 2016

In an Olympic year, salute those who broke the rules for the best of reasons

15 March 2016,
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They were suspended from the US team and expelled from the Olympics. They were accused of breaching “the Olympic spirit”. And they were ostracized, […]


15 February 2016

Uber: is the sharing economy a misnomer?

15 February 2016,
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Labels are often deceptive. ‘Social media’ is undeniably ‘social’ in that millions use it to keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. But […]


1 February 2016

What would drive a tennis champion to cheat?

1 February 2016,
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Sporting reputations are tumbling so fast, I doubt even Usain Bolt can keep up with them. We’ve had match-fixing in cricket and snooker, corruption […]


18 January 2016

Cadbury’s owner takes biscuit with tax avoidance – while self-employed get hammered

18 January 2016,
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The idiom ‘taking the biscuit’ has been given literal meaning by the recently-revealed tax avoidance of Cadbury’s US owner Mondelez International. I have always […]


29 December 2015

Rugby: protect children from pressure to use steroids to ‘make it’

29 December 2015,
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In 1997 a man was jailed for six months for peddling steroids in south Wales. Hardly a headline grabber, you might think, but this […]


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