It may indeed be late (and well beyond my bedtime) but Alan at Biased BBC has raised some intriguing, Whittingdalegate-related concerns based on a couple of hard-hitting articles in the Sunday papers - one by Richard Pendlebury in the Mail and one by the famous Andrew Gilligan in the Telegraph.
Common to both are charges that Max Mosley has been up to mischief.
All I'll add to that is that Mr. Mosley was featured in Newsnight's 'scoop' and made what struck me at the time as quite a remarkable statement:
Well, it's quite funny. When I appeared in front of this committee back in 2009 he [John Whittingdale] said, vis a vis my little story in the News of the World, 'You must have realised this was a time-bomb that was going to go off.'
Of course, if I'd known that he had, shall I say, similar interests I would have said, 'Well, aren't you in the same position? Surely, you're more well-known than I am?"
Unless I'm missing something, the general view seems to be that Mr. Whittingale didn't know his girlfriend was a dominatrix and broke off his relationship with her after finding out that she was involved in the sex industry. So why did Max suggest that JW had "similar interests" to him? Is there any evidence for that? And was John Whittingale really more "well-known" than Max Mosley in 2009?
Anyhow, that's not really my business. I just thought I'd pass it on, in the public interest - and because no one else seems to have noticed.