Thursday, 24 November 2011

Leveson Inquiry: Consenting Adults

“The problem is that if you could breach privacy merely because you disapproved of what someone was doing or it was not to your taste, you would be all over the place.
“Because sexual behaviour covers a huge variety of things, and when you start analysing it, what I might like someone else might hate, and vice-versa, so where would it stop?
“The rational thing is to say that provided it’s adults and provided it’s in private and provided everybody consents, genuinely consents, then it’s nobody else’s business.
“The idea that it’s in some way the function of tabloid journalists to pillory people whose taste may be unusual is completely outdated.
“If that had not disappeared, we would still be persecuting homosexuals, the gay community would be at risk, or anybody else.”

Max Mosley talking to the Leveson Inquiry this afternoon.
Well said.
It doesn't matter what you think about Mr Mosley, he - like anyone - should be free to pursue and perform whatever sexual acts he wants to without having them "exposed" in the press.
One would have hoped this was recognised as such a fundamental human right - the right to privacy - it didn't need saying.
Mosley also put up £3million for anyone who wanted to sue the News of The World over phone hacking, which I presume is how Chris Bryant could pursue his case against News International...

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