In light of the events of the last few days, I’m going to be going round everywhere near me that sells newspapers with this letter. I’d encourage others to do the same:
Re: News of the World
Over the last few days, a number of revelations have emerged about the egregious practices employed and endorsed by staff at the News of the World. These practices have centred around hacking the phones of murder victims and their relatives, as well as relatives of victims of the July 7 terrorist attacks and British troops killed in Afghanistan. This is both unacceptable and unforgivable, not to mention illegal and immoral.
In light of the above, I would urge you to cease stocking and selling this newspaper forthwith, as I do not believe your establishment would profit from being associated with a publication which has been irrevocably tainted by the events of this week. Furthermore, I do not believe the general public would wish to shop in an outlet that is prepared to overlook acts that are both criminal and immoral in order to maintain sales. I would certainly be extremely disappointed to find that, this Sunday, you are still stocking the News of the World, and I would no longer feel that I could carry on being a customer of yours.