MPs’ expenses: payment ‘was clearly in public interest’

National newspaper editors and media commentators on Friday defended The Daily Telegraph’s decision to pay for the MPs’ expenses files.

Respected media figures have said the payment was entirely justified on public interest grounds.

Roger Alton, the editor of The Independent, said: “It is 100 per cent legitimate to have paid for such a superb story which has transformed the nature of politics. It has demonstrated the powers of newspapers and the motivation behind the exposure was highly honourable. It ticks every right box.”

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