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Just for the record:

 

REMINDER There is a strict liability contempt rule for pending verdicts: criticism of either defendants, or the prosecution, not recommended

 

That's from one of the journalists covering the trial.

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So we have media phone hacking, government and media censorship and a dodgy legal system. Egypt aint all that too dissimilar to us. But we should all vote UKIP, it's the Romanian's fault, I read it in the paper.

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So we have media phone hacking, government and media censorship and a dodgy legal system. Egypt aint all that too dissimilar to us. But we should all vote UKIP, it's the Romanian's fault, I read it in the paper.

Which particular Romanian? ;)

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Louise Mensch former Conservative MP

tweets: Coulson was the finest communications director the Tories had in the modern age. I don't believe him guilty, either.

 

:crylaugh:

 

Superb Wensch. He's guilty alright. He's just not the only guilty party, and the bigger fish seems to have, unsurprisingly, evaded the hook. 

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I followed the trial and I think justice has been done.

 

The difference between the two was the tape of Blunkett being hacked. It was basically a bloody knife with fingerprints on it. Everything else from the hiring of those who had already pleaded guilty and their wages being signed off all lead clearly back to Coulson. I wonder if he will now have a trip north of the border to face more charges there.

 

The jury decided the evidence against Brooks could not prove her guilty beyond all reasonable doubt. It lacked the killer piece of evidence (most of it disappeared without explanation).

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It just seems inconceivable that either as a colleague about to take over his old job, or as his lover that she would not have known that hacking was custom and practice.

 

I suspect that the verdict followed the usual outcome when a man and a woman are accused of the same crime - the woman gets the benefit of the doubt and the man goes down (and never the other way round).

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Inconceivable isn't evidence though.

 

The police did not recover any of her notebooks, several electronic devices used in her home went missing, chunks of emails were deleted by staff and none of the people who pleaded guilty were hired by her. I would have loved to have seen Coulson's face though when he learned they did recover the tape of Blunkett from a lawyer's safe :)

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