July 12, 2011

Cordial to a point and then accusations.

Staying with Rupertgate for at least a little while, here is a recap via BBC Radio 4's excellent program PM Magazine. Today it was the Home Affairs Select Committee to hold investigations over alleged wrongdoing within the offices of The Sunday Times, the now-defunct News Of The World. Current and Former members of the Metropolitan Police Commission which turned into something of a free-for-all.

Midway through the broadcast it was revealed Rupert and James Murdoch, along with Rebekah Brooks will be testifying before the Select Committee this coming Tuesday. Shortly after the story was backtracked and it was then revealed there was no concrete commitment to show up for the inquiry.

Current Deputy Assistant Sue Akers went on to explain that, of the 4,000 + phones hacked, less that 170 were actually invstigated.

In short, it's going to be a very long summer. One which will mostly likely go in to Fall and Winter without too much problem.

Here is PM as broadcast by BBC Radio 4

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