The Sun’s royal Nazi exposé, and Islamic radicalism

The front page of The Sun last week provided one of the most initially shocking and controversial tabloid covers we’ve had on the shelves of our newsagents for a fair while; the Royal Family, in 1933, displaying what looked like Nazi salutes on camera.

The resulting furore continues into this week, with the media magnifying glass still hovering over the Buckingham Palace press office.

Over the last few days, debate has centred on whether the paper should have published the pictures at all; whether it is right or wrong to expose our sovereign and her family in such a manner and thus incur the wrath of the Palace.