Letter: Privacy laws, political hypocrisy and press freedom

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Sir: In seeking a new code of practice for the press in respect of the invasion of privacy, may it not be, as so often, that a simple solution is best? May I propose that for every column inch (whether copy or photographic) 'exposing' the private life of royal or other public figures, a newspaper be required to publish alongside an equal measure of detail about the activities of its editor and those journalists writing the story?

At the very least it would offer readers a choice of subject matter.

Yours openly,


Colchester, Essex