Last week former Sun editor David Yelland delivered the first “Leveson Anniversary Lecture”, exactly one year after the Leveson report was released. In attendance were much of the Hacked Off team, in specially reserved seats. This included former Lib Dem MP Dr. Evan Harris, who works as a consultant to the campaign. Noticing him, I took a couple of snaps.
Harris was not impressed, and clearly mouthed “pathetic” at me, repeating it to make sure I saw.
At the end of the event when I was walking out, I could clearly hear him talking to a member of staff for the venue, indignantly informing them “that someone was take photographs of me”. The irony of course is had he not been whinging, he could have raised his complaint directly with me as I literally walked next to him
It seems odd to take such an objection at a public event, and particularly ironic given where the lecture was taking place.