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Oh yes. We arrived for a family holiday in Portugal, and when we arrived there, we learned from the maid, who didn't speak English, but we learned via a sort of broken conversation with an interpreter that the Sun newspaper had arrived before we did and either talked or bribed their way into the holiday home, re-arranged the furniture, took photographs and published a story. They subsequently printed a story with the photographs, the detail of which I can no longer remember.

My wife, who is fairly tolerant of these things, was not at all tolerant when it comes to dealing with our children and our family life, and she phoned up the editor, Mr McKenzie, to ask for an explanation, and during the course of the conversation was told by Mr McKenzie that she and I had, I quote, "no right to any privacy". After further exchanges, I believe he hung up on her.

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