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Landmark Lofts: Negative reviews not allowed

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*This article was updated on 17/12/15 following a request from a representative at Landmark Lofts. The accusation was laid forth that some of the third-party reviews I hosted on here were defamatory. I disagree, but given I don’t have the resources to fight a costly court case, it’s safer if I just remove them*

What follows is a cautionary tale about what could happen if you sign a consumer contract without paying close attention to the small-print.

Landmark Lofts & Reviews (London)

In July 2014, my missus and I selected Landmark Lofts to convert a haggard old attic space into a spare bedroom. The company had glowing reviews which played a major part in our decision to choose the company.

Landmark Lofts, a loft conversion company in London that designs lofts but allocates third-party builders to carry out the actual work, puts non-disparagement clauses in its contracts, designed to prevent unhappy customers from leaving honest reviews on any public forum.

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Outrageously misleading ‘selective BBC reportage’ claims on Andy Murray

MURRAYThe collective known as EU Citizens for an Independent Scotland has done itself no favours with this gaff.

Trying to demonstrate some form of inherent BBC bias in the wake of Andy Murray’s early Wimbledon exit yesterday by juxtaposing two articles against each other, it screamed:

“The same BBC reporter describes Andy Murray as a Brit when he wins, and a Scot when he loses!”

 

The truth? If you read article number one and article number two, you’ll see that ‘Scot’ and ‘Briton’ are used interchangeably throughout both articles.

Similar claims have abounded for years, but it’s a complete myth that the BBC selectively refers to Andy Murray as British when he wins, and Scottish when he loses. This example helps demonstrate that if you hold a certain deep-seated belief, you’re prone to shaping the facts to suit these beliefs.

The moral of this story? Question everything that you read, especially when it’s written by some tinpot online mob without the first clue in balance or journalistic ethics.