Opinion: “The Public Interest Defence …” – Stephen Whittle

12 10 2011

At Leveson Round One last week, “public interest” featured almost as much as “values” in Ed Miliband’s address to his party conference. As might be expected there were two essential views on offer.  For Trevor Kavanagh of the Sun, the issue is, as might be expected, pretty clear cut: “Everything under the sun is of interest to the public, from a local fête to a sex-and-lies political scandal or the secret location of a nuclear device. One may be simply interesting while the others bump up against the sometimes contentious definition of “the public interest”. Read the rest of this entry »