Talk:Linda Riordan

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Article raised at BLP noticeboard[edit]

Lots of recent edits in an edit war sort of situation mean I've raised this article at the BLP noticeboard - see Wikipedia:Biographies_of_living_persons/Noticeboard#Linda_Riordan. I'll mention this on user talk pages of any obviously involved as well and have been through the article looking at the contested sections.

In terms of the flat rental section, the original text appears slanted. I've added sources which support the text and tried to balance the text of the article. Whether or not this even deserves a place in the article is another question - a 4 day series of newspaper reports is probably worth something, but it's overshadowing the rest of the article really. It seems more balanced to me now - it does seem odd that the original editors weren't able to find the text from the 23rd of October or to make it clear that the arrangement was both legal and, to an extent, caused by IPSA rules. I would assume editors are trying to maintain balance?

With respect to the mention of her "current" partner in the personal life section, I've removed that. I can find little evidence for it and, as it's been caught up in edit war style edits, I think I'd rather remove it - to start with the term "current" is a hostage to fortune. If anyone can find more reliable sources - that don't involve potential OR - then we could probably say something about it is anyone considered it noteworthy - given the number of MPs who employ family members I'm not actually that convinced this is noteworthy by itself unless something specific is in the press dealing with the employment per se (such as regarding Helen Grant (politician), for example).

I've a couple more things to check and sources to add, but it would probably be best to discuss the contested sections of the article here. In particular I would ask editors who believe there are things in the article which aren't factual correct to raise them here if they are cited - it is, of course, possible for the press to get facts wrong and include claims in articles which aren't true. Blue Square Thing (talk) 18:53, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Membership in International Trade Council[edit]

Does this organization actually exist? I have a strong suspicion that they are nothing more than a web page which exists to solicit memberships to a non-existent entity, i.e. a scam. Unknown (talk) 16:16, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

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