Am I the only person who is appalled at the profanities expressed in your article concerning the future of the Office of Government Commerce (20 October, page 28)? In an industry that has been trying hard to improve its public image in the face of constant hostility in the popular media, this is the last thing we need.

Inclusion of the f-word added nothing to the article and merely served to reinforce existing stereotypes about the industry.

In my humble view, a professional journal should be written to inform and challenge the reader (which Building used to do) and vnot to shock. That is best left to the tabloid press who, frankly, do a better job of it!

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