Latest news on the continuously unfolding Phone Hacking and Bribery scandal now involving key members of Scotland Yard. The latest to resign is John Yates, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner, following less than 24 hours after the resignation of Sir Paul Stephenson, Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
July 18, 2011

John Yates - the latest in an endless line of casualties.

Less than 24 hours after the abrupt resignation of Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson comes the equally abrupt, though somewhat anticipated resignation of Assistant Commissioner John Yates. The seeming labyrinth of corruption, collusion and bribery continues in what has become an unstoppable and irreparably damaging state of affairs, all stemming from the Murdoch story.

And hot on the heels of last week's inquiry appearance that left more questions than answers, John Yates decided there was just too much heat in the kitchen to keep going and so offered his resignation this afternoon.

Here are two clips - the first is a BBC Radio 4 Today Program interview from this morning with London Mayor Boris Johnson over the Stephenson resignation. And a few hours later, during the BBC Radio 4 program PM, comes the resignation as-it-happened with John Yates - the second clip.

Another day and another batch of casualties. All eyes and ears will be on the inquiry and testimony of the Murdochs and Rebekah Brooks, which is scheduled to begin tomorrow at 6:30 am (PDT).

Like everything else having to do with this story, it will no doubt offer way too many surprises. Meanwhile, Newcorps stock continues to plummet.

Despite certain "news organizations" claims to the contrary, the story has no intention of going away.

More undoubtedly will follow.

Late Breaking - And if that weren't enough: It was just reported a few minutes ago (at 12:30 PDT) that initial whistle blower on the News Of The World Phone Hacking Scandal, Sean Hoare, who reported the scandal to the New York Times has been found dead.

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