these same companies still flout basic ethical practices
I can go on and on about our numerous sins, the way we flout laws or conventions or acceptable behaviour without even thinking about it.
Many large biological molecules like DNA seem to flout a basic law of nature: Although their charges have the same sign, they can attract one another and clump together in water.
Under EU rules they flout the law if they carry out the same practice as American dentists and could face six months in jail or a £5,000 fine.
In dismissing this official requirement of a sister state, it would deliberately and openly flout international law and comity.
The contractors in turn flout all labour laws and do not even pay minimum wages.
In the future, how can we make demands like that with a straight face - or will others pay any heed when we ignore the conventions and flout the rules ourselves?
But every possible chance he has to help police, to tell the truth, to not flout convention, to ignore his marriage vows, he clearly thinks the rules do not apply to him.
However, it appears that some people think they can flout the law and jeopardise public safety.
If people know of businesses which are flouting the law for profit, they should alert the authorities.