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The politics of free speech

Max Mosley has won his case.  The underlying issue was whether Mosley’s right to personal privacy should be subordinated to the News of the World’s right to free speech.  This raises an important question, whatever you think of his father’s politics or his own behaviour.

Should the rights of an organisation prevail over that of a human being?

In any case, the News of the World would have more of my sympathies if it did not suggest it was on a moral crusade, proclaiming “Our motto is truth. Our practice is the fearless advocacy of the truth.”