Rundle: the Brooks go to jail, and Murdoch’s problems get worse
Every day it sits, Leveson reveals a whole new level of complicity, turning the picture around. But with no sanction powers, or tight evidentiary rules, its lawyers can go on fishing expeditions.
And what of Charlie Brooks? His involvement may involve many issues — he is after all a friend of the Prime Minister’s, who is conveniently in the US while all this is going on — but not least concern “Horsegate”, the scandalette in which Brooks was lent an old police horse, for riding purposes.
It now appears that the horse may have been gained by offering an internship to a Met officer’s son, or something — to tell you the truth I’ve been following this thing all day and still haven’t covered all the angles. The story has sprawled beyond the boundaries of the individual mind — there is simply too much of it to take in. It will run and run, long after the last drop of vicarious joy has been rung from it. It may outlast News Corp in Britain — and it has a pretty good chance to outlive Rupert Murdoch.
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