Slave labour: it's a time honoured tradition

<p>It was only to be expected that Andrew Franklin, once he was named Small Publisher of the Year, would start slamming things. They always do. Actually, what usually happens is that they express mild criticism of something, and that gets translated by the tabloids, in this case Skateboarders' Weekly, into slamming.</p><p>Anyway, what Mr Franklin was slamming here was the time-honoured system of slave labour on which publishing has always subsisted, whereby the sons and daughters of friends of people in publishing came and did various bits of donkey work for absolutely no money. The instit...

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