Letter: Congratulations, Clare, but new Adoption Bill will send us back to bad old days

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Sir: I thought I had had the Sun delivered by mistake! How can the reuniting of a woman and her child given for adoption 30 years ago possibly be considered worthy of comment in a serious newspaper, no matter how sympathetic, or famous, the people concerned may be? To plaster the story, with a photograph, all over the front page must be a serious editorial misjudgement.

I hope this is not a sign of the direction The Independent is moving in. Exclusive stories are only as interesting as the actual content of the story, not merely by virtue of having been dug up by or (perish the thought!) "offered to" one newspaper in advance of the others.


Chesham, Buckinghamshire