Private Lives & Public Life

Lord Denning's Report

Stephen Ward Speaks

by Warwick Charlton
“We know of no spectacle so ridiculous,” said Macaulay, “as the British public in one of its periodic fits of morality”; and he proceeded to describe, in caustic language, the national tendency to indulge an outraged and “outrageous” virtue at the expense of some unfortunate public man who has been …