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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rebekah Brooks charged with perverting the course of justice

Not smirking now!
So just now we've heard that Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie are to be charged with the very serious matter of perverting the course of justice. If convicted, it's definitely jail time for them both. And you can reckon that David Cameron's texting days will be over as far as she is concerned. LOL!

She says the decision to prosecute is a case of “posturing” by the CPS. "We deplore this weak and unjust decision." Really? There have been an unprecedented number of officers detecting all the nuances of this scandal. No stones have been left unturned. Having been rapped over the knuckles for cosy relationships with press types in the past, the police will be quite desperate to see that they have a near perfect case. The CPS lawyers will have perused each page of the files with the heaviest magnifying glasses available. Ms Brooks may think it unjust but she should not have been so fickle with the law before. One rogue reporter, indeed!

News International has more skeletons in its cupboards and closets, of that I have no doubt. Rupert Murdoch was always disdainful of the political classes in Britain. Why the likes of Blair and Cameron ever thought his empire was worth courting, I do not know. I well remember Murdoch making an acidic remark about the British soon after he got his hands on The Times. He had no time for us then and has no time for us now. Ms Brooks was just doing his bidding. Will we ever see Murdoch and his amnesiac son in the dock with her? Could be, and that might be the culmination of it all. As someone has said of this, it is a story that keeps on running.


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