When Andy Coulson was in charge of Newscorp’s property, News of the World, hacking phones was a regular feature. In today’s world of technology, the lengths to which journalists will go to get what they need is appalling. That said, journalists have never been held in particularly high-esteem by anyone other than other journalists so I’m not exactly surprised that some places have a no holds barred, ethics-be-damned style.

  • What’s really disturbing about the Tories (so they say) not knowing that Andy Coulson was still being paid by News International (read; spy for Murdoch) when he was hired by David Cameron to work at No 10 Downing Street is that he could have been being paid by anybody, Iran, Russia, um, Labour, anyone at all! Aren’t these people supposed to be securely vetted before they can work adjacent to a high-level security environment? It would be nice to see that absurd stuffed shirt Cameron get some serious criticism over this but beyond that it’s just not funny…

    • Have no fear, I’m sure a formal inquiry will be launched into this mess. Then an inquiry into the inquiry, and so on in an infinite loop until we forget or become inured to government being systematically undermined by its own operatives.

  • What’s really disturbing about the Tories (so they say) not knowing that Andy Coulson was still being paid by News International (read; spy for Murdoch) when he was hired by David Cameron to work at No 10 Downing Street is that he could have been being paid by anybody, Iran, Russia, um, Labour, anyone at all! Aren’t these people supposed to be securely vetted before they can work adjacent to a high-level security environment? It would be nice to see that absurd stuffed shirt Cameron get some serious criticism over this but beyond that it’s just not funny…