It seems Devlin finally recognised the practical futility of trying to suppress his name in the face of overwhelming public interest. He said yesterday that the only effective way to protect his children from being identified and embarrassed by his behaviour was not to have acted that way in the first place. He is right there, of course. But he would also have been spared a lot of unwanted attention if the seeking of name suppression was not a viable option. This should be the last example of an incident such as this being absurdly inflated by secrecy.Or, in other words, it is nothing to do with the Herald.
But wait, there's more: Mr Brown has a few words to say about this.