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A search of Twitter reveals very little comment from Tory MPs on the naked photographs of Prince Harry that have been circulating across the internet for the last 48 hours and which now appear on the front page of The Sun. The screenshot below comes from the Sky News website. The text below the censored Sun front page reveals that Sky is continuing to respect the wishes of the Royal family that the photographs not be published;. Louise Mensch went on to the Today programme this morning to defend The Sun's decision to publish.
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Louise Mensch, a Tory MP on the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, has backed the Sun's decision to publish naked pictures of Prince Harry, claiming there was a "clear and demonstrable" public interest in the story. I'm chilled to hear the Press Complaints Commission PCC tried to tread on this story and they should not have done it. The PCC after the Leveson Inquiry really ought not to be in the business of collectively telling newspaper editors they can't run a story and they shouldn't use their best judgement. Mrs Mensch, who is standing down as an MP, said she believed Parliament would fight any recommendation of a regulated press system if one was recommended by Lord Justice Leveson.
By Emma Barnett , Women's Editor. Mrs Mensch, a prolific tweeter more than capable of defending herself in characters, delivered a strong put-down in response: "It's not irony It's base and loathsome sexism and nastiness at its worst.