Editor's blog: Go easy on the kids

Beating up on our feckless youth appears to be back in season again. I think we should give them a break.

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

With everyone feeling a bit grumpy at the moment, having an irritable nag at the up-and-coming generation appears to be in vogue. Yesterday the daunting figure of Lucy Neville-Rolfe, director of corporate and legal affairs at Tesco, made a speech in which she had a go at school leavers, claiming they suffered from a poor attitude, didn’t understand time-keeping or teamwork, and turned up for interviews looking a mess, while their degrees were devalued. 'They can’t read, can’t write and think the world owes them a living', was the Mail’s solemn headline... [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND COMMENT]


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