In the world of journalism eager young hacks are told that they must protect their sources – otherwise no-one would come forward to dish the dirt, uncover the scandal…or whistleblow.
Ian Paisley Jnr has called for public representatives to be given protection from naming sources. His call comes as a result of High Court challenge to make him name his confidential source in the Billy Wright inquiry.
While all would want justice to take place, I wonder what Paisley Jnr would have made of anonymous sources giving information about planning issues to journalists…or other MLAs? Or did that really happen just last year?