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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:34 PM
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Phone-hacking scandal could dog the government for months
Source: Guardian

"There's a real issue here of credibility in the Metropolitan Police and the Crown Prosecution Service, and it is really important that there is an independent investigation into the handling of this. This happened previously when outside forces were brought in to review the actions of a force such as the Metropolitan police."

Tasmin Allen, a lawyer pursuing a judicial review of the hacking investigation on behalf of the former deputy prime minister, John Prescott, Chris Bryant and others, said the Met's handling of the case lacked transparency.

"If there was no conspiracy, the police handling of the case so far has made it look like there is one," she told the Today programme.

"There's been a huge reluctance from the start to provide any information. It's been like getting blood out of a stone."

In a sign that the phone-hacking scandal is set to gather pace, media lawyer Mark Lewis, who acted for Gordon Taylor of the Professional Footballers' Association in a damages claim against the Notw, said he was representing four people who believe their voicemails had been intercepted by other newspaper groups.

"This was almost kids' play time. It was such a widespread practice," said Lewis.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jan/22/phone-hacking-scandal-could-dog-government



Interesting that Rupert Murdock name pops up in this story.....
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 12:41 PM
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1. That's why I always tell people change the damn default password
on their PBX

really, you didn't make 7000 minutes of calls to the Ukraine? Well who did set call forwarding always on that TN?
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 03:05 PM
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2. On Murdoch...
"Murdoch, Coulson's former boss, had pushed him to resign amid concern the hacking scandal risked damaging the media mogul's aim to complete a 8.3bn takeover of BSkyB."
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:12 PM
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3. Murdoch evil
Edited on Sat Jan-22-11 05:12 PM by Joanne98
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molly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:16 PM
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4. Police covering for Rupert, wish we had that amount of transparency
in the US. Everybody covers for FOX News. They are above reproach. Contribute to the republican party and still called news.
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