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Hacking trial: what did Cameron really know?

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In British criminal law, one is deemed innocent until proven guilty; in British criminal law one can only be found guilty if there is irrefutable evidence proving one’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

However, Parliament is not a court of law and the wider public tend to decide issues of guilt on a balance of probabilities.

So, did Cameron know or suspect Coulson had acted illegally with regard to ‘phone hacking as editor of News of the World?

I have no irrefutable evidence to that effect and cannot prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. However, I am not constrained by the niceties of the law and on a balance of probabilities, I believe yes he knew and may well have employed Coulson as his director of communications because he knew this and thought it might be an advantageous skill for a person in that position.

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Written by Smiling Carcass

26/06/2014 at 8:28 AM

Posted in Phone Hacking

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  1. Reblogged this on Vox Political and commented:
    I suggested yesterday that a Prime Minister in a precarious position might find it handy to have someone who knows how to hack a phone on his payroll. Smiling Carcass agrees.
    Do you?

    Mike Sivier

    26/06/2014 at 8:32 AM

  2. Have you ever thought that No 10 was blackmailed into accepting Coulson as an employee? Because of the nefarious happenings in and around the SW1 area, certainly on a weekly basis, it is surely easy to conceive that phone-hacking – which occurred on an industrial scale – did not happen upon some glorious unlawful Parliamentary shit during it’s years-long operation that had Murdoch doing cartwheels with delight. This morning (Today prog. R4) I learned that the witness protection scheme had been hacked by News Int. Lord (Ian) Blair said he knew nothing of it. Or rather he ‘had not been notified of it, but it was a busy period’. It had, according to the interviewer, been revealed yesterday. That is interference with the Judicial system I would suggest and maybe M’lud might take a greater interest in that aspect. Were any trials compromised as a result?

    Guy Ropes

    26/06/2014 at 9:58 AM

  3. Reblogged this on Britain Isn't Eating.

    A6er

    27/06/2014 at 1:11 PM


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