May 9, 2014

Rundle locks eyes with Andy Coulson at phone-hacking trial

Guy Rundle headed along to week 25 of the News phone-hacking trial in London, and found everyone's getting tired. Have Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson suffered enough already?

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle


“M’lord, I am rising to point out that the basis for the admission of the hearsay statement ‘the chicken is in the pot’ has changed …”

The florid, Rumpolish barrister looked pleased with himself. The judge looked a little weary.

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12 thoughts on “Rundle locks eyes with Andy Coulson at phone-hacking trial

  1. DiddyWrote

    I’ve little sympathy for Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, you don’t get to be editor of the News of the World by being a charming and caring human being.
    What is unfortunate is that no matter what the outcome of the trial, the investigation will stop there. Players further up the food chain will not be implicated.
    Rebekah’s 10.8 million pound payout will ensure she doesn’t reveal all and I imagine there would be more money on offer if she continues to keep her mouth shut.
    Rupert will escape with a slap on the wrist in the US over the Corrupt Foreign Practices Act but will plead ignorance of the facts and will remain Chairman of News.
    Its a shame really, for a moment there I thought the whole damn thing might come crashing down.

  2. klewso

    You can imagine what Limited News could make of this – if it wasn’t them in the Merde-dock?

  3. klewso

    They just have to make do with jury of their “peers” – you can imagine how hard it would have been to get 11 gutter rats together for it?

  4. paddy

    The most entertaining account I’ve read of this trial since it began.
    Can’t wait for the next installment.

  5. zut alors

    Your account is better than a West End show, Guy.

    Let’s pretend that was a typo & Brooks actually claimed she would ‘only ever do something if it is in the pubic interest’.

  6. Venise Alstergren

    Rupert Murdoch. The bigger the bastard the greater the chance of avoiding justice.

  7. Tyger Tyger

    Choice piece of writing, Guy. Great fun.

  8. AR

    Grundle doing what he does so well – reportage + colour. More please.
    The end result will be the usual cop-out,those with dirty hands will slither away and it will be found that it was the tea-lady wot dun it.

  9. Andybob

    Now now Venise. He wouldn’t have a broadcasting license if he wasn’t a fit and proper person would he ?

  10. Boston the Dog

    Q. “Have Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson suffered enough already?”

    A. No.

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