Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Judge Dacre dispenses little justice from his bully pulpit

"Who wouldn't prefer Mr Justice Eady protecting people's reasonable right to privacy than Judge Paul Dacre waving his chequebook from his tawdry pulpit, deciding who shall be whipped in public for which sins…

"These are things a free press will always do. Sometimes it campaigns for good causes, sometimes for bad ones. However, the right to strip naked anyone the press chooses is surely one of the most morally dubious abuses of press freedom yet devised." —Polly Toynbee on Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre's criticisms of the Human Rights Act

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