The Remorseful Day

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What's alongside all these people all of a abrupt proverb sorry? Is it peradventure a symptom of swine influenza or is it an ailment inward its ain right? The fatty cats of major banks were the outset people to larn downward alongside 'sorry flu' alongside their profuse apologies for cocking upwardly the world's economic scheme in addition to paying themselves unjustifiable mega-bonuses (I couldn't aid noticing that the cure for the illness didn't extend to paying whatsoever of the coin back).

Now the illness (apologitis ratbagiensis, to give it its amount Latin name) has taken concur at Westminster every bit afflicted MPs in addition to political party leaders vie alongside each other inward expressing their oh-so sincere regrets for helping themselves to rather to a greater extent than of the tax-players' coin than they should have. It's clearly a painful malady every bit the air rings alongside heartfelt cries of "it's the organisation that's at fault", "it was a genuine mistake", "I've already paid it all back", "the coin was simply resting inward my account", etc, etc. No, await a minute, that in conclusion ane came from an episode of Father Ted to a greater extent than than 10 years agone - but you lot larn the full general idea.

A few weeks back, lodged neatly betwixt the bankers' outpourings of remorse in addition to the politicians' mea culpas, at that spot was to a greater extent than or less other world airing of the five-letter 's-word'. I read this written report online...


LONDON - The London Evening Standard launched a create today apologising to Londoners for its functioning inward the past, every bit the paper kicks off a three-week publicity assault ahead of its relaunch on May 11.

The impress campaign, created past times McCann Erickson, apologises to Londoners for losing touch, taking them for granted, in addition to beingness negative, complacent in addition to predictable. All of the executions laid out alongside the discussion "sorry" in addition to exercise the Standard's Eros logo.

The create comes inward reply to marketplace position research, commissioned past times the newspaper’s novel editor, Geordie Greig, which constitute that Londoners felt the paper was also negative in addition to did non come across the capital’s needs.

The approach volition hold upwardly seen every bit critical to that of the erstwhile editor Veronica Wadley, who edited the Standard for 7 years before its acquisition past times Alexander Lebedev.

So, when xi May finally arrived, what did the Evening Standard apologists truly do? Well, for a start, they reduced Leonard Barden's long-running in addition to much-loved chess characteristic from 5 appearances a calendar week to a solely ane (on Friday), though nevertheless publishing the other 4 online. It's at if you lot desire to read it in addition to at that spot is a comment box at the halt where you lot tin limited your feelings nearly the province of affairs (more in addition to to a greater extent than people are doing so). Good to receive got it online but it is a retrograde footstep to withdraw it from the printed paper where it is much to a greater extent than probable to hold upwardly read past times occasional or casual chessplayers in addition to where it has provided high lineament enjoyment for tired commuters in addition to valuable publicity for contest chess since the early on sixties.

Only directly tin nosotros chessplayers fully appreciate what the before written report said nearly the Evening Standard "losing touch... taking [people] for granted... beingness negative", etc, etc. For us, things were rather improve before the paper all of a abrupt succumbed to a stylish assault of 'sorry flu'. Given the Standard's admirable propensity for expressing sorrow, at that spot is nevertheless fourth dimension for them to create in addition to therefore again, whilst at the same fourth dimension restoring Leonard Barden's column to the impress version of their paper on every weekday every bit before. But at that spot is no quest for the paper to trounce out farther cash on an expensive publicity campaign. See the icon above, where I receive got adapted the poster the Standard used before this calendar month every bit exercise of their relaunch. In a spirit of reconciliation I'm prepared to allow them exercise my artwork for free.
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