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Remember all the fuss about fox-hunting?  I reckon the ECJ thing is much the same.

by Lucian Camp 18/03/11 Category: Comment

Lucian Camp considers the impact of the gender directive by the European Court of Justice. You’ll remember that not so long ago there was a great deal of fuss about fox-hunting – especially, I have to say, from those who enjoyed chasing our bushy-tailed friends and those who made a living out of enabling them to do so. One reason for the high volume of protest was, pretty obviously, that the protesters felt very strongly about it.  The other, I think, was that they thought a dividing line was being moved for no good, clear or definable reason:  one minute…
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Lucian Camp grapples with the terminology used in the Insurance Industry…

by Lucian Camp 10/09/10 Comment

Some people in the world of protection do their best to deny that it's really not a very consumer-friendly industry.  To maintain this position, they must need tight blindfolds and effective earplugs at all times to avoid seeing or hearing just how confusing our basic day-to-day language seems to ordinary people. For a start, of course, to ordinary people the word protection itself means something very different.  Mainly, it means contraception.  When you say that you focus on advising families with young children on their protection needs, they think that sounds like you're locking the stable door after the horse…
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Lucian Camp recalls the time he met the FS Good Fairy…

by Lucian Camp 16/06/10 Comment

I haven’t told anyone about this before, but about fifteen years ago the FS Good Fairy made one of her rare appearances in my office, and – being an ungenerous sort of fairy – offered me just one wish. I was sorely tempted to make a sort of composite wish which would have involved the uninvention of Arsene Wenger, the avoidance of an interminable era of pointless strife and indecision at White Hart Lane and a very different outcome over the following period in the balance of power between the two giants of north London football. But after some hard…
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