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Watch your step

Watch your step

The fine line between what you do at work and outside of it is changing.  Just as Wandsworth prison warders' ill-advised antics came to light, a tribunal decided that the racing commentator John McCririck had been shown the door by Channel 4 not because he was old but because he was a plonker.  Or, to put it another way, a self-proclaimed bigot and sexist loudmouth whose "pantomime-villain persona" on Celebrity Big Brother was not going to win the channel new audiences.  This changing climate pervades education, too. Once, being a sexist loudmouth was one of the requirements for your appointment as a college principal. But no longer. We are now more sensitive to issues of gender, disability and race.

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