10th March 2000 at 00:00
Following the politically correct reissue of the Glaswegian-bashing Society and You textbook (page six), John Mitchell, Hodder and Stoughton's sales and marketing director, recalls the media bombardment over the original story.

Aside from the domestic stress occasioned by his wife coming home to find a BBC film crew encamped in the family study ("it's the untidiest room in the house"), there were clearly tose who found the story more hilarious than horrifying.

This would apply to the many teachers who, while agreeing with the publishers' policy of removing Glasgow from the pictured example of a teenager whose life was a mess, who lived on the streets and who enjoyed a wide variety of chemical stimulants, suggested that the same teenager be pictured as coming from Edinburgh or Aberdeen or Dundee.

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