Adverts fuel 'blame claim' culture

1st October 2010 at 01:00

Television adverts that encourage the public to sue over accidents are fuelling a "blame claim" culture in schools, according to the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes (pictured below). He said many "weak-minded" councils and schools are preventing pupils from taking part in activities for fear of being hit with legal action by parents if a child is injured.

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