Okay, so I don't understand how it can be possible to suborn public servants legally.
Perhaps this is some English thing that I've missed and to be fair, I live in Scotland, so the law could well be different.
The situation as it stands seems to be that if I, for instance, passed certain privileged information to a Sun journalist in exchange for a vast cash payment, I would be jailable for several years.
And yet, the journalist who arranged that vast cash payment specifically to entice me into committing what is most definitely a crime would not be, for some unfathomable reason that's clearly far beyond my comprehension, jailable.
I'm very confused here. As far as I can tell, today's judgement - taken with previous ones - seems to indicate that it's illegal to take a massive bribe, but that it's perfectly legal to proffer one, so long as you work for a tabloid newspaper.
I don't understand. How can it be legal to deliberately pay another person very large sums of money to break the law?