I'm blogging at speed tonight, having got other priorities to attend to, but wanted to note a few points:
- The News of the World does have some history to be proud of. At times it proved to be a great pioneer of investigative journalism that 'spoke truth to power'. There is now a concern that this kind of journalism - the press at its freest - is curtailed by politicians.
- An issue seemingly not yet fully acknowledged yet is the issue surrounding possible police corruption as John O'Connor, writing for the Independent, says - "The suspects are in charge of the case."
- Rupert Murdoch and his colleagues at the very top of News International remain relatively untouched by this scandal. Only a genuine Public Inquiry (where 'the people' truly hold 'the powers that be' to account) will suffice. *Opposition Leader Ed Miliband, despite apparently being warned off by News Corp, should be given credit for taking the lead on this.