Friday June 5, 2020

Matt Cooper on Peter Sutherland

A vastly wealthy man, Peter Sutherland needn’t have bothered championing the rights of the downtrodden or immigrants, but his principles ruled his life

14th January, 2018
Peter Sutherland pictured in May 2016 Pic: Rex

The disclosure of the death of a prominent figure brings out the worst in some social media users, as if they feel liberated to say whatever they like without fear of consequences.

The announcement of Peter Sutherland’s death last Sunday morning was only hours old - if even that - when some trolls, all anonymous of course, were celebrating - yes, actually celebrating - his death in their posts. Critics from left and right of...

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