Reputation management…. Battering or *Blattering*?

I have no interest in football, but it is impossible to escape from the fiasco that is FIFA, the fiasco that was *Thefootballerinjunctions* – and ‘persons unknown’ are still outing superinjunctioneers, according to reports in the Press.

Our leading vocational law schools have not escaped scrutiny. has had another pop at Nigel Savage, CEO of The College of Law, about his high salary and The Economist has a thought provoking article: Badmouthing BPP A British business school takes a beating in the press and in the blogosphere.

BPP Law School is, of course, the law side of BPP and, I thought (wrongly?), the side of the business with the degree awarding powers. I must read the reports on this again, clearly.  The Business School does enjoy a good reputation – which The Economist acknowledges – but, in the light of the comments made in the article about BPP running the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Oxfordshire and the activities of the owners of BPP (Apollo) in the USA, they add the rider….“It seems unlikely that the government would do anything as drastic as withdrawing BPP’s degree-awarding powers. But for a business school, reputation counts. It will hope the murmurs die out quickly.”

This article on Apollo / BPP  – which The Economist links to – raised my eyebrows: Short Cuts

And if you really want to upscale reputation wrecking… fiddle your expenses.  Here is the judgment of Mr Justice Saunders as he sentenced Lord Taylor of Warwick – a member of The House of Lords and The Bar.

And finally… just to add a touch of surreal to the reputations of our MPs…. this wonderful website…

Which MP would you rather have sex with?

8 thoughts on “Reputation management…. Battering or *Blattering*?

  1. I wonder how many of those journalists bemoaning the fiddling of expenses look back fondly to Fleet Street practices prior to the mid-1980s. Nothing new of course – Evelyn Waugh had fun with the notion of outlandish reporter’s expenses in Scoop. Of course it was “only” shareholder’s or proprietor’s, not public money that was being misused. However, one wonders if there isn’t just a little bit of jealousy involved in the zeal with which reporters go after MPs and Peer’s expenses stories.

  2. A couple of years ago I saw a ‘distance learning’ course advertised on an American university website and asked for further details, which were provided. I did not bother following it up and was rather surprised when the next communication asked if I was interested in becoming a lecturer in the subject!
    Glad I gave that one a miss.

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