Re: Bad move?
"the Yanks take a far dimmer view of hacking, bribery of officials, lying to government enquiries, etc ad nauseum, than we do"
That's only when the person doing this gets caught or supports the wrong team. Until they, they are celebrities and respected citizens..
IMHO, the primary motive for this move is to place James slightly out of reach of UK paparazzi, and make it harder to obtain information about him. "Lost in the move to the US", "no longer works here" - you know the drill. IMHO; it's an attempt to avoid getting splattered with the mud that is about to fly when prosecutions start. Personally, I think people who were responsible for this should be convicted to several years of exposure to the same. That's better than locking them up, and I'd happily create a rag to publish it all..