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Jo Swinson’s fracking problem

Jo Swinson’s fracking problem

by on July 22, 2019

The one about the rampant hypocrisy of the Lib Dems.

Jo Swinson has been busy doing a Gove-style hypocrisy tribute act by taking £14,000 in donations from a fracking boss while claiming to have “campaigned tirelessly” for the environment. Awkward…

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Marriott hotel chain hit with a £99m fine .. Rachel Aldighieri, MD of the DMA comments

by on July 10, 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has just announced its intention to issue a second fine this week to hotel chain Marriott for more than £99 million under the GDPR.

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Electric cars : I can’t drive .. another BBC blunder

by on June 21, 2019

Scene : The BBC's Daily Political Show Friday 21st June 2019.

Has the BBC political programmes producers got another one wrong?

They were talking about electric cars. Big chunk of the programme given over to it. Out of the four panelist who were asked did they have a car - three said no, and two did not even drive.

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PR storm : Want quality free advertising? Tip : Talk really nicely to the BBC

PR storm : Want quality free advertising? Tip : Talk really nicely to the BBC

by on May 25, 2019

Blunder time once again at the BBC : The BBC has become embroiled in a political bias storm amid accusations it gifted free advertising to [more…]

Blunders : Jeremy Corbyn ignores Arsenal’s success

Blunders : Jeremy Corbyn ignores Arsenal’s success

by on May 11, 2019

The extraordinary performances of English football teams in the European cup competitions this week has led to an outbreak of tragic attempts by politicians to look in touch with ‘ordinary people’ by making endless references to the ball-footy-kick thing.

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Blunders : Zavvi tell all competition entrants they have won

Blunders : Zavvi tell all competition entrants they have won

by on May 10, 2019

Big blunder : Serious brand blow.

Following the news that Zavvi accidentally issued an email to all competition entrants that they’d won two Champions League final tickets, Andy Barr, founder and MD of digital marketing agency www.10yetis.co.uk, commented on how this may affect Zavvi going forwards:

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It’s epic blunder time for Mr Clarkson .. Who will not be a millionaire?

by on May 12, 2018

Jeremy Clarkson left fans in shock after making an epic blunder in the finale episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

The charismatic host told a contestant they'd correctly answered a question - but Jeremy was shocked when the computer said it was incorrect - and that the contestant had lost £15,000.

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Another one : MP ‘regrets’ twitter blunder about X-rated videos

by on February 15, 2018

Theresa May’s chief of staff has apologised for a Twitter “error” that led to him sharing three graphic porn videos publicly online.

Gavin Barwell, the Prime Minister’s most senior aide in Downing Street, regrets the embarrassment caused by the blunder, No.10 sources said.

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Retailer H&M recently apologized for its ad showing a black child model wearing a “monkey” hoodie

by on January 10, 2018

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Lancashire shoe firm’s women’s shoe ad banned

Lancashire shoe firm’s women’s shoe ad banned

by on November 16, 2017

A "sexist" online shoe advert featuring topless women has been banned by the advertising watchdog.

Redfoot Shoes, which trades as Goodwin Smith based in Bacup, Lancashire, ran a campaign that included images of women covering their breasts with shoes.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it was sexist and degrading to women and must not appear again. [more…]