The hearings should produce some interesting facts about the Murdoch newspaper empire and the people behind the hacking scandal…
Westminster is bracing itself for one of the biggest days in recent parliamentary history, as two select committees prepare to quiz some of the key players in the News of the World phone hacking and police corruption scandals.
At stake is the reputation of the police, News International and the abilities of two dozen MPs, who’ll seek answers from those at the centre of a conspiracy which has rocked both the British government and one of the world’s largest companies. Eyes across the globe will be watching the evidence.
At midday the Home Affairs Committee will quiz two men who, until 48 hours ago, were among the most senior police officers in Britain. Sir Paul Stephenson and John Yates have both resigned from the Metropolitan Police in connection with the scandals.
- John Yates quit after learning Met watchdog’s plan to suspend him (guardian.co.uk)
- Rebekah Brooks WILL Testify Before Parliament In Phone-Hacking Case (thenewspundit.com)
- UK gov’t: watchdog to probe police corruption (sfgate.com)
- Phone-hacking: Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks face MPs – live (guardian.co.uk)
- The Met and Murdoch: A cosy relationship that began in Wapping (guardian.co.uk)
- LONDON’s 2 POLICE OFFICIALS RESIGN + REBEKAH BROOKS ARRESTED IN UK HACKING SCANDAL VIDEO – WATCH NOW! (binsidetv.net)
- Yates of the Yard quits Met over phone-hacking scandal (go.theregister.com)