Letter: Paying the Saudi nurses

Sir: The release of the nurses Lucille McLauchlan and Deborah Parry by the Saudi authorities seems to have prompted a remarkable change of heart on the part of the tabloid press.

Only a couple of weeks ago, judging by their reaction to the Mary Bell case, it was morally repugnant to pay convicted criminals for their stories. Are we to assume then that their moral outrage is simply the bawling of those too slow to get an exclusive deal?


London SE5