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May 16, 2012             00:15:42

Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper arm, has been charged with perverting the course of justice over the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

Brooks was charged with concealing material from detectives, conspiring to remove boxes of archive records from Mr Murdoch’s London headquarters, and hiding documents, computers and other electronic equipment from police.

The maximum sentence for perverting the course of justice is life imprisonment.

Also charged were Brooks’ racehorse-trainer husband Charlie Brooks, her secretary, and other staff from News International, including her driver and security officials from the British newspaper arm of Mr Murdoch’s News Corp media empire.

The charges are the first since police re-launched an investigation into alleged illegal practices at News Corp’s British newspapers, following accusations the extent of wrongdoing had been covered up.

“I have concluded … there is sufficient evidence for there to be a realistic prospect of conviction,” Alison Levitt, principal legal adviser to the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service, said.

“All these matters relate to the ongoing police investigation into allegations of phone hacking and corruption of public officials in relation to the News of the World and The Sun newspapers.”

‘Weak and unjust’

Brooks and her husband released a statement confirming the charges.

“We deplore this weak and unjust decision. After the further unprecedented posturing of the CPS, we will respond later today after our return from the police station,” they said.

Brooks presided over the News of the World during the time when dozens voicemails, including those of murdered schoolgirl Millie Dowler, were hacked to provide stories for the tabloid.

Dubbed by some as Mr Murdoch’s “fifth daughter”, Brooks edited the News of the World from 2000 to 2003 and went on to become the first female editor of the Sun daily tabloid, Britain’s most widely read newspaper, for six years.

Charge 1 – Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice
Rebekah Brooks between July 6 and 19, 2011, conspired with Charles Brooks, Cheryl Carter, Mark Hanna, Paul Edwards, Daryl Jorsling and persons unknown to conceal material from officers of the Metropolitan Police Service.

Charge 2 – Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice
Rebekah Brooks and Cheryl Carter between July 6 and 19, 2011, conspired together permanently to remove seven boxes of material from the archive of News International.

Charge 3 – Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice
Rebekah Brooks, Charles Brooks, Mark Hanna, Paul Edwards and Daryl Jorsling conspired together and with persons unknown, between July 15 and 19, 2011, to conceal documents, computers and other electronic equipment from officers of the Metropolitan Police Service.

Long-running scandal

The news is also embarrassing for British prime minister David Cameron, who was close friends with Brooks and her husband.

Police re-launched an investigation in January last year into claims journalists at the News of the World routinely hacked into the phones of celebrities, politicians and victims of crime to generate front-page stories.

They are also investigating whether staff hacked into computers and made illegal payments to public officials, including the police, to get ahead in their reporting.

The action against Brooks comes as Mr Murdoch is increasingly under fire in Britain. He has been forced to close one newspaper, withdraw a major takeover bid for a TV station and been described by a parliamentary committee report as someone who is not fit to run a major international company.

The phone-hacking scandal first broke six years ago when the royal correspondent from the News of the World and a private detective were arrested and later jailed for hacking the phones of aides to the royal family.

News International maintained the practice was limited to one rogue reporter until that defence crumbled last year as detectives reopened their investigation amid claims their initial probe had been insufficient.

The explosive saga has shone a light on close ties between the media, British politicians and the police, with Brooks one of the central characters.

More than 160 staff are now working on one of the biggest investigations ever carried out by London police, and almost 50 people have been arrested.

story from and video at:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-15/rebekah-brooks-charged-with-perverting-the-course-of-justice/4013094?section=world

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 36 to 45 are ruled by the fifth letter of the name.

Rebekah Brooks

k is the 11th letter of the alphabet

So from ages thrity-six to forty-five she has the number 11 going on.

11 = Fairness. Justice. Just desserts. Legal dealings. Outcomes. Consequences.  Cause and effect. You get what you deserve, and you deserve what you get. Fair is fair. Fair and equitable. Balancing the scales. Fair means produce fair results. We who seek justice will have to do justice to others. Justice is served. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Justice is swift and certain.

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using the number/letter grid:

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

 

Rebekah Mary Brooks

9                              1

how she loses her heart’s desire = RS = 91 = Pathological liar.

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using the number/letter grid:

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

 

Rebekah Mary Brooks

RMB

9  2

her primary challenge = RB = 92 = Prosecution.

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Rebekah Mary Brooks was born on May 27th, 1968 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebekah_Brooks

May 27th, 1968

May 27th

5 + 27 +2+0+1+1 = 36 = her personal year (from May 27th, 2011 to May 26th, 2012) = Abuse of power.  Going over the line.  Going way too far.

36 year + 4 (April) = 40 = her personal month (from April 27th, 2012 to May 26th, 2012) = Aiding.  Abetting.

Page of Cups Tarot card

40 month + 15 (15th of the month on Tuesday May 15th, 2012) = 55 = her personal day = Editor.  Bad ideas.

Ace of Swords Tarot card

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Stuart Kuttner
4:21pm UK, Tuesday August 02, 2011

A man who was a ‘key’ figure at News International has been arrested as part of the phone-hacking inquiry according to Sky sources.

The man was detained after attending an appointment at a police station in North London this morning.

It is believed the man who was arrested is 71-year old Stuart Kuttner who is a former managing editor of the News Of The World.

Mr Kuttner left his role at the NOTW in 2009. He had denied that his resignation was related to the phone-hacking scandals.

He was detained on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and on suspicion of inappropriate payments to police.

Mr Kuttner is the 11th person to be arrested over the phone-hacking scandal.

Those detained previously include former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and former editor of the News Of The World, Andy Coulson, who also worked as David Cameron’s communications chief before resigning in January.

News International closed down the News Of The World newspaper as a result of the scandal.

from:  http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16042156

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

Stuart Kuttner

123192 2322559     46

 

his path of destiny = 46 = Historic.  The past.  Old age.

 

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Rupert Murdoch arrives, reading the News of the World
10 July 2011  07:44 ET

Labour leader Ed Miliband says he
will force a Commons vote to delay News Corporation’s proposed takeover of
BSkyB, until the investigation into the News of the World is completed.

The last edition of the newpaper has been published, with a full-page apology
for hacking mobile phones.

News Corporation owner Rupert Murdoch has arrived in the UK to take charge of
the handling of the scandal.

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond said he was “concerned” by the BSkyB
deal.

Mr Miliband urged Mr Murdoch to take action and sack executive Rebekah
Brooks.

Mrs Brooks – a former News of the World editor and now chief executive of
News International – has been under pressure over staying in her role while
journalists on the paper have lost their jobs.

Mr Murdoch immediately went to News International’s head office at Wapping in
east London after flying into the country.

Mr Miliband denied he had “declared war on Rupert Murdoch” but also called on
him to abandon the BSkyB bid.

In its final editorial the paper says: “Quite
simply, we lost our way”.

Publisher News International axed the 168-year-old tabloid in the wake of
phone-hacking allegations last week.

Campaigners, including actor Hugh Grant, have claimed the closure of the
paper was a cynical move designed to protect the BSkyB takeover.

Mr Miliband said the takeover should be referred to the Competition
Commission rather than “relying on assurances from News International”.

He said he did not want to force a vote in the Commons but David Cameron had
left him no option.

‘Disgusting revelations’

“He has got to understand that when the public have seen the disgusting
revelations that we have seen this week, the idea that this organisation, which
engaged in these terrible practices, should be allowed to take over BSkyB, to
get that 100% stake, without the criminal investigation having been completed
and on the basis of assurances from that self-same organisation – frankly that
just won’t wash with the public,” he told BBC1’s Andrew Marr programme.

Mr Hammond told Sky News: “I understand people would be very concerned [if
the BSkyB takeover went through while criminal investigations were ongoing] and
I think many of us would be very concerned.

“But we have to operate within the law. If the motion is calling on the
government to ignore its duties under the law, simply to ride roughshod over the
law, then I’m afraid that would be calling on us to be in no better position
than others are currently being accused of,” he added.

The Labour leader also denied there were similarities between former NoW
editor Andy Coulson, who went on to work for the Conservatives, and his own
director of strategy Tom Baldwin.

Mr Coulson resigned as the prime minister’s spokesman in January saying
ongoing hacking claims were distracting him from his job. He denies knowledge of
phone hacking during his NoW editorship from 2003-07.

Earlier Andrew Marr asked Mr Miliband allegations which had been made by
Michael Ashcroft, a former deputy Conservative chairman and major donor, that Mr
Baldwin, a former journalist at The Times, had recruited a private investigator
to hack into Mr Ashcroft’s bank account.

When this outrage has been atoned, we hope history will
eventually judge us on all our years”

News of the World

Mr Miliband said the claims were not true, Mr Baldwin
had denied it and it did not bear comparison with Mr Coulson’s situation.

He added: “I have to say that this is pretty desperate stuff because the
prime minister must answer the real questions at the heart of this affair –
about his error of judgment in hiring Andy Coulson and the mounting evidence
there now is about the warnings that were given to him before he brought Andy
Coulson into the heart of the government machine.”

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, a Liberal Democrat, did not rule out voting for
the motion in the Commons but said he would have to study the wording.

He said: “There are two separate processes here – one is that Ofcom can at
any time investigate whether the people running one of our broadcast
organisations are fit and proper people – and that’s not associated with the
question of clearing the merger.

“I believe we should have a personal assurance from Rupert Murdoch that these
illegal practices were confined to the News of the World.”

A man reads NoW on the bus
The print run was doubled for the final edition with many extra readers expected to buy it as a souvenir

Meanwhile Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner John Yates has expressed
“extreme regret” for not reopening the phone hacking investigation two years
ago.

In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, he said he regretted the way he
had handled it after reviewing the initial police investigation which led to the
conviction of private investigator Glenn Mulcaire in 2007.

Mr Yates said he did not re-examine the 11,000 pages of material recovered
from Mulcaire’s home but spent eight hours considering the matter, and consulted
the Crown Prosecution Service, but decided there was no likelihood of further
convictions.

Yates ‘will not resign’

He said the decision now seemed a “pretty crap one”.

Mr Yates admitted the Metropolitan Police’s reputation had been tarnished by
the scandal but said he had no intention of resigning.

Colin Myler and his staff
Around 200 people will lose their jobs with the closure of the NoW

During a short speech to more than 200 staff outside the paper’s offices in
Wapping, east London, late on Saturday night editor Colin Myler held up the
8,674th and final edition of the Sunday newspaper, saying: “This is not where we
want to be and not where we deserve to be.”

The NoW has doubled Sunday’s print run to five million, with money from the
sales being donated to four charities.

Alan Edwards, one of the NoW journalists who has now lost his job, told the
BBC it had been a “terribly emotional” final day on the paper, working on a
“momentous edition”.

He said: “We wanted to leave with our heads held high. Whatever went on years
ago was nothing to do with those of us who left yesterday.”

The family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, whose phone was allegedly
hacked after her abduction in 2002, is to meet Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
on Monday to discuss the independent inquiries related to the phone hacking
scandal, and will also meet Prime Minister David Cameron.

In a letter to MPs released on Saturday, Mrs Brooks denied all knowledge of
alleged hacking of the phone of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler or any other
case while she was editor.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Rupert Murdoch
937592 4394638     72
his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 72 = Millionaire.  Financially conservative.  Holding firm.  Traditional.  Conventional.  Every penny counts.  Save it – you may need it.  The millionaire mind.  Accumulated wealth.  The tried & true.  Maintaining the status quo.  Same old, same old.  Business as usual.  Get rich slow.  Like a dragon sitting on a pile of gold.
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Keith Rupert Murdoch was born on March 11th, 1931 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Murdoch
March 11th, 1931
March 11th
3 + 11 +2+0+1+1 = 18 = his personal year (from March 11th, 2011 to March 10th, 2012) = Surreal.  This is crazy.
 

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12:09pm UK, Friday July 08, 2011

Prime Minister David Cameron has said he would have let Rebekah Brooks quit
as chief executive at News International.

Mr Cameron says he did not think it was for politicians to dictate who should
or should not run news organisations.

But he added: “It has been reported that she [Brooks] has offered her
resignation over this and in this situation, I would have taken it.”

The Prime Minister counts Mrs Brooks, who used to edit
the News of the World, as a friend and she lives near his Oxfordshire home.

Until now, Downing Street has refused to comment on the fate of individuals
and insisted it was a matter for News International.

But Mr Cameron called a press conference in the wake of the closure of the News Of The World (NOTW) to respond
directly to the scandal.

Rupert Murdoch sacrificed the paper on Thursday, with the loss of more than
200 journalists’ jobs but Mrs Brooks has remained in her post.

The Prime Minister has found himself under intense pressure because of his
employment of former NOTW editor Andy Coulson as his spin doctor.

Earlier, Labour leader Ed Miliband had said he should apologise for his
“appalling error of judgment” in bringing Mr Coulson into the “heart of
government”.

Mr Coulson took the job after quitting as editor in
2007 after the first hacking revelations but had to leave No10 this January
because of the ongoing scandal.

At the conference, the PM repeatedly defended the appointment.

He said he had taken the decision to give Mr Coulson – who has now been arrested – a second chance which had
not worked out and accepted “the buck stops right here”.

He told journalists: “The decision to hire him was mine and mine alone and I
take full responsibility for it.”

But he also defended Mr Coulson’s record as communications chief in Downing
Street and admitted he was still in touch with him.

He said they discussed the hacking allegations while he was employed but that
he never had reason to doubt “the assurances he had given me and I
accepted”.

Of their recent contact, he said: “I have spoken to him, I have seen him, not
recently and not frequently, but when you work with someone for four years as I
did, and you work closely, you do build a friendship and I became friends with
him. He became a friend and is a friend.”

Mr Cameron announced there would be a judge-led inquiry into the hacking
scandal as well as a full review of the press regulation system in the UK.

He branded the allegations about the hacking of Milly Dowler’s phone and
those of 7/7 victims this week as “disgraceful”.

In a sombre speech, he described it as a time of “crisis and concern” and
likened it in gravity to the MPs’ expenses scandal.

The PM said there appeared to have been “some illegal and utterly
unacceptable practices” at the NOTW and “possibly elsewhere”.

 

This is a wake-up call. It is on my watch that the music has stopped and I am
saying loud and clear that things have got to
change.

Prime Minister David Cameron

He condemned the initial police investigation into the claims as “plainly
inadequate” and said this failure must also be probed.

On regulation, he said the the Press Complaints Commission had failed and
that a totally new system was required.

An inquiry into the culture, ethics and practices of the press is set to
start immediately.

He was also candid about the failure of politicians to face up to the issues,
saying party leaders had turned a “blind eye” because of the need to win
newspapers’ support.

miliband: cameron must admit he was wrong over coulson

“This is a wake-up call,” he declared, adding: “It is on my watch that the
music has stopped and I am saying loud and clear that things have got to
change.

“The relationship needs to be different in future… I am not going to
pretend there is some nirvana… but we can do a hell of a lot better…

“The truth is, we have all been in this together – the press, politicians and
leaders of all parties – and yes, that includes me. We have not gripped this
issue.”

He added: “I want everyone to be clear that everything that happened is going
to be investigated. The witnesses will be questioned by a judge under oath and
no stone will be left unturned.”

Mr Cameron avoided talking in depth about the BSkyB takeover by News Corp,
but stressed Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt would take “some time” to make his
decision.

He did not address Labour’s calls for the bid to be put to the Competition
Commission but said Mr Hunt was following the “the proper legal processes and
procedures”.

Shares in BSkyB – owner of Sky News – have tumbled amid fears among investors
that axing the News Of The World will not be enough to save the takeover
bid.

Full Interview: James Murdoch Explains NOTW Closure

Earlier, Mr Miliband also admitted all political parties had been guilty of
cosying up to media bosses.

The Labour leader said: “We must all bear our share of
responsibility for that. My party is not immune and nor is the current
government and current prime minister.”

Mr Miliband said the “full horror” of recent allegations about hacking by the
NOTW had “shocked and disgusted” the public.

He also condemned the system overseen by the Press Complaints Commission,
which he said had “hopelessly and utterly failed”.

from:  http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Politics/News-Of-The-World-Prime-Minister-David-Cameron-Says-Hed-Have-Taken-Brooks-Resignation/Article/201107216026571?lpos=Politics_Carousel_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_16026571_News_Of_The_World%3A_Prime_Minister_David_Cameron_Says_Hed_Have_Taken_Brooks_Resignation

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

Rebekah Brooks

9             2      2

her primary challenge (RB) and what she must do (RK) both = 92 = Prosecution.  Prosecute.

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8 July 2011 Last updated at 06:50 ET

Former News of the World editor Andy
Coulson has been arrested by police investigating phone hacking and corruption
allegations.

It came as David Cameron defended his decision to give Mr Coulson a “second
chance” and employ him as his director of communications – a job he has
left.

The PM announced two inquiries – one led by a judge – into the phone hacking
allegations and newspaper ethics.

Mr Coulson has denied any knowledge of phone hacking while he was NoW
editor.

Mr Coulson, 43, was arrested at 1030BST on Friday by detectives investigating
allegations of hacking the phones of various people in the news and is also
being questioned about corruption allegations.

He was arrested by appointment at a south London police station and is in
custody.

Mr Cameron said of Mr Coulson: “I became friends with him and I think he did
his job for me in a very effective way. He became a friend and he is a
friend.”

On Thursday News International shut down the News of the World following a
spate of fresh revelations.

The 168-year-old tabloid is accused of hacking into phones of crime victims,
celebrities and politicians. Police have identified 4,000 possible targets.

Remit of police investigations

  • Operation Weeting – investigating phone hacking or intrusion into the
    private lives of hundreds of people. They aim to contact all those whose
    personal details were found in documents seized in 2006
  • Operation Elveden – investigating alleged police corruption. Documents
    handed over by News International on 20 June were assessed by police as
    including “information relating to alleged inappropriate payments to a small
    number of officers”.

Mr Cameron said a second inquiry would look at the
ethics and culture of the press and he also said the Press Complaints Commission
(PCC) would be scrapped, adding: “I believe we need a new system entirely”.

He also questioned the tenability of Rebekah Brooks as News International
chief executive considering she was editor of the News of the World at the time
of Milly Dowler’s phone being hacked.

Mr Cameron said there had been reports she had offered her resignation and
added: “In this situation I would have taken it.”

In January 2007 the News of the World’s royal editor, Clive Goodman, and a
private investigator, Glenn Mulcaire, were both jailed for plotting to intercept
voicemail messages left for royal aides.

The Guardian’s editor, Alan Rusbridger, claims he warned Mr Cameron’s team
not to employ Mr Coulson.

But the prime minister said he did not remember receiving “any specific
action or information about Andy Coulson” but would check with his
officials.

Andy Coulson
Mr Cameron said Mr Coulson had become a “friend”

However, Mr Cameron said Mr Coulson had said he was unaware of the phone
hacking which had been going on during his tenure at the paper.

Asked if he had “screwed up” on the decision to employ Mr Coulson, Mr Cameron
said: “People will decide.”

He said: “I decided to give him a second chance but the second chance didn’t
work. The decision to hire him was mine and mine alone.”

The prime minister said a company had been hired to run a “basic background
check” on Mr Coulson before he was employed while the Conservatives were in
Opposition.

The PM said: “At the time it looked as if a proper investigation had taken
place, someone had gone to prison, and it seemed reasonable to give him a second
chance.”

Mr Cameron admitted politicians were to blame for “turning a blind eye” to
bad practices in journalism.

He said this was a “genuine opportunity” and a “cathartic moment” both for
the media and for politicians and he said the phone hacking scandal was a “black
cloud” hanging over Fleet Street.

Rupert Murdoch, playing golf in Idaho, speaks to reporter
Rupert Murdoch has resisted pressure to force Rebekah Brooks to resign

Asked about the decision to close the paper, Mr Cameron said: “What needs to
change is not the name of the paper or the letterhead but the practices that go
on. It’s not for me to say which papers stay open or not.”

Police investigation

Mr Cameron admitted politicians and the media had got a bit “cosy” but he
added: “As a party leader you are bound to want to want a relationship with the
media because you want to get your message over and if that means talking to the
head of the BBC, the editor of the Guardian or Rupert Murdoch I will go out and
do that.”

He said the scandal showed the PCC was “ineffective and lacking in rigour”
and there was a need for a new watchdog.

Mr Cameron said the judge-led inquiry would look into “why did the first
police investigation fail so abysmally; what exactly was going on at the News of
the World and what was going on at other newspapers?”

“Of course the bulk of this inquiry can only happen when the police
investigation has finished. That is what the law requires,” he added.

Asked about the takeover of BSkyB by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, Mr Cameron
said Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt was following “the proper legal processes and
procedures”.

Labour leader Ed Miliband said the PCC was “a toothless poodle”

He said: “His role is to take the advice of independent regulators and, as
his department have made clear this morning – given the events of recent days –
this will take some time.”

Afterwards the Labour leader Ed Miliband said the prime minister “clearly
still doesn’t get it”.

He said: “He is ploughing on regardless on BSkyB. He failed to apologise for
the catastrophic mistake of bringing Andy Coulson into the heart of
government.

“His wholly unconvincing answers of what he knew and when he knew it about Mr
Coulson’s activities undermine his ability to lead the change that Britain
needs.”

Staff at the paper have reacted with shock to news that it will be closed
after this Sunday’s edition.

Its political editor, David Wooding, said the closure came as a “bombshell”.

Mr Wooding said 200 jobs would be lost due to the actions of a few
people.

News Corpration put out a statement on Friday saying: “News Corporation notes
today’s comments by the Prime Minister with respect to its proposed offer to
acquire the outstanding shares in BSkyB. Our priority is to continue to
co-operate with the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport
and the existing regulatory process.”

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14077405

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David Cameron was born on October 9th, 1966 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_cameron

October 9th, 1966

October 9th

10 + 9 +2+0+1+0 = 22 = his personal year (from October 9th, 2010 to October 8th, 2011) = Are you kidding me?  You’ve got to be kidding me.  Circus.

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Andy Coulson

8 July 2011 Last updated at 06:30 ET

Former News of the World editor Andy
Coulson has been arrested by police investigating phone hacking and corruption
allegations.

It came as David Cameron defended his decision to give Mr Coulson a “second
chance” and employ him as his director of communications – a job he has
left.

The PM announced two inquiries – one led by a judge – into the phone hacking
allegations and newspaper ethics.

Mr Coulson has denied any knowledge of phone hacking while he was NoW
editor.

Mr Coulson, 43, was arrested at 1030BST on Friday by detectives investigating
allegations of hacking the phones of various people in the news and is also
being questioned about corruption allegations.

He was arrested by appointment at a south London police station and is in
custody.

Mr Cameron said of Mr Coulson: “I became friends with him and I think he did
his job for me in a very effective way. He became a friend and he is a
friend.”

On Thursday News International shut down the News of the World following a
spate of fresh revelations.

The 168-year-old tabloid is accused of hacking into phones of crime victims,
celebrities and politicians. Police have identified 4,000 possible targets.

Mr Cameron said a second inquiry would look at the ethics and culture of the
press and he also said the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) would be scrapped,
adding: “I believe we need a new system entirely”.

He also questioned the tenability of Rebekah Brooks as News International
chief executive considering she was editor of the News of the World at the time
of Milly Dowler’s phone being hacked.

Mr Cameron said there had been reports she had offered her resignation and
added: “In this situation I would have taken it.”

In January 2007 the News of the World’s royal editor, Clive Goodman, and a
private investigator, Glenn Mulcaire, were both jailed for plotting to intercept
voicemail messages left for royal aides.

The Guardian’s editor, Alan Rusbridger, claims he warned Mr Cameron not to
employ Mr Coulson.

But the prime minister said he did not remember receiving “any specific
action or information about Andy Coulson” but would check with his
officials.

However, Mr Cameron said Mr Coulson had said he was unaware of the phone
hacking which had been going on during his tenure at the paper.

Asked if he had “screwed up” on the decision to employ Mr Coulson, Mr Cameron
said: “People will decide.”

He said: “I decided to give him a second chance but the second chance didn’t
work. The decision to hire him was mine and mine alone.”

The prime minister said a company had been hired to run a “basic background
check” on Mr Coulson before he was employed while the Conservatives were in
Opposition.

The PM said: “At the time it looked as if a proper investigation had taken
place, someone had gone to prison, and it seemed reasonable to give him a second
chance.”

Mr Cameron admitted politicians were to blame for “turning a blind eye” to
bad practices in journalism.

He said this was a “genuine opportunity” and a “cathartic moment” both for
the media and for politicians and he said the phone hacking scandal was a “black
cloud” hanging over Fleet Street.

Rupert Murdoch, playing golf in Idaho, speaks to reporter
Rupert Murdoch has resisted pressure to force Rebekah Brooks to resign

Asked about the decision to close the paper, Mr Cameron said: “What needs to
change is not the name of the paper or the letterhead but the practices that go
on. It’s not for me to say which papers stay open or not.”

Police investigation

Mr Cameron admitted politicians and the media had got a bit “cosy” but he
added: “As a party leader you are bound to want to want a relationship with the
media because you want to get your message over and if that means talking to the
head of the BBC, the editor of the Guardian or Rupert Murdoch I will go out and
do that.”

He said the scandal showed the PCC was “ineffective and lacking in rigour”
and there was a need for a new watchdog.

Mr Cameron said the judge-led inquiry would look into “why did the first
police investigation fail so abysmally; what exactly was going on at the News of
the World and what was going on at other newspapers?”

“Of course the bulk of this inquiry can only happen when the police
investigation has finished.”

Prime Minister David Cameron said phone hacking is ”disgusting”

Asked about the takeover of BSkyB by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, Mr Cameron
said Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt was following “the proper legal processes and
procedures”.

He said: “His role is to take the advice of independent regulators and, as
his department have made clear this morning – given the events of recent days –
this will take some time.”

Afterwards the Labour leader Ed Miliband said the prime minister “clearly
still doesn’t get it”.

He said: “He is ploughing on regardless on BSkyB. He failed to apologise for
the catastrophic mistake of bringing Andy Coulson into the heart of
government.

“His wholly unconvincing answers of what he knew and when he knew it about Mr
Coulson’s activities undermine his ability to lead the change that Britain
needs.”

Staff at the paper have reacted with shock to news that it will be closed
after this Sunday’s edition.

Its political editor, David Wooding, said the closure came as a “bombshell”.

Mr Wooding said 200 jobs would be lost due to the actions of a few
people.

News Corpration put out a statement on Friday saying: “News Corporation notes
today’s comments by the Prime Minister with respect to its proposed offer to
acquire the outstanding shares in BSkyB. Our priority is to continue to
co-operate with the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport
and the existing regulatory process.”

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14077405

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Profile: Andy Coulson

No 10’s former communications
director is back at the heart of the phone-hacking scandal after e-mails emerged
allegedly showing he had authorised payments to police when editing the News of
the World (NoW).

When Andy Coulson stepped down as Prime Minister David Cameron’s spokesman in
January, he blamed the continuing row over phone hacking, saying it was
difficult to give the “110%” he needed in the role.

Almost six months later, that ever expanding row has returned to present the
43-year-old with further distractions.

The alleged payment of tens of thousands of pounds by the NoW to officers was
first made public when News International, the paper’s publisher, sent them to
police as part of its internal investigation.

The documents, seen by the BBC, date from Mr Coulson’s editorship of the
Sunday tabloid paper from 2003-7.

They have now been formally referred by the Metropolitan Police to the
Independent Police Complaints Commission, which will oversee the investigation
into police payments.

Mr Coulson has always denied any knowledge of phone hacking at the NoW and
was interviewed by police as a witness in November 2010.

He has not commented on the latest allegations about police payments.

TIMELINE

 

  • 1986 – Andy Coulson starts work at Basildon Evening Echo
  • 1988 – He joins The Sun
  • 1994 – He has a brief stint at the Daily Mail before returning to News
    International
  • 2003 – He becomes editor of the NoW
  • Jan 2007 – He resigns on same day as Clive Goodman is convicted
  • Jul 2007 – He becomes the Conservative Party’s director of
    communications
  • May 2010 – following the general election he takes up a similar job in
    Downing Street
  • Jan 2011 – he resigns
  • July 2011 – E-mails emerge allegedly showing he authorised payments to
    police when NoW editor

 

The former journalist climbed to dizzy heights since
starting out as a reporter on a regional newspaper.

He was born and brought up in Wickford, Essex, and educated at the local
state school, Beauchamps Comprehensive.

The devoted Tottenham Hotspur fan began his career at the Basildon Evening
Echo, before joining the Sun and rising rapidly through the ranks of News
International.

His progress led him to being briefly poached to work at the Daily Mail,
before he was tempted back to the Sun, where he edited the newspaper’s Bizarre
pop gossip column.

He went on to become the NoW’s deputy editor in 2000, and in 2003 he
succeeded Rebekah Wade as editor.

His reign saw a string of old-fashioned tabloid exclusives, lifting the lid
on the private lives of David Beckham, David Blunkett and Sven-Goran
Eriksson.

The paper won the Press Gazette Newspaper of the Year award in 2005.

‘On my watch’

When he won the reward Mr Coulson was quoted as saying: “The NoW doesn’t
pretend to do anything other than reveal big stories and titillate and entertain
the public, while exposing crime and hypocrisy.”

He quit as editor in January 2007 on the day Clive Goodman, the paper’s
former royal editor, was jailed for four months for illegal phone hacking.

Mr Coulson said he took “ultimate responsibility” for the scandal, even
though he maintained he was unaware of any phone hacking by his journalists.

His resignation statement said Goodman’s actions were “entirely wrong and I
deeply regret that they happened on my watch”.

A Press Complaints Commission investigation in May 2007
found no evidence that he or anyone else at the paper had been aware of
Goodman’s activities.

That month Mr Coulson, a close friend of former Daily Mirror editor Piers
Morgan, became the Conservative Party’s director of communications.

Reports suggested he had been hired at a salary of about £475,000.

At the time of the appointment, a Tory spokesman said the party was satisfied
Mr Coulson had not been to blame for the phone-hacking scandal.

Mr Coulson then played an important role in building support in Fleet Street
for Tory leader David Cameron. In particular, he is credited with helping get
the pre-election endorsement of the Sun.

Tim Montgomerie, editor of the ConservativeHome blog, said Mr Coulson’s
tabloid touch and right-wing instincts brought much-needed balance to the
Cameron team.

However, last year he was accused by one former senior Tory press officer of
being a divisive figure. The New Statesman alleged he was “micro-managing” his
staff, and had insisted that he sanction every announcement and policy decision
personally.

When the Conservatives entered government in a coalition deal with the Lib
Dems in May 2010, Mr Coulson followed Mr Cameron into Downing Street on an
annual salary of £140,000.

Although working in the background, Mr Coulson was a key figure in the new
administration, and drew comparisons with Tony Blair’s former director of
communications, Alastair Campbell.

But as revelations about the NoW’s activities grew, pressure mounted on him
to resign his politically sensitive post.

Denied ‘dark
arts’

In November last year he was interviewed as a witness by police.

The following month Mr Coulson, giving evidence at the perjury trial of
Scottish politician Tommy Sheridan, denied presiding over “dark arts”.

He denied knowing of Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator at the heart of
the phone-hacking inquiry, until the Goodman court case.

He told the court: “I don’t accept there was a culture of phone hacking at
the News of the World.”

Mr Coulson also denied he been given a pay-off to keep quiet by the NoW.

“There is nothing I am not prepared to discuss in relation to my time at the
News of the World,” he said during heated exchanges with Sheridan, who was later
convicted.

That same month the director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer, said no
new charges would be brought in the case, owing to a lack of admissible
evidence.

But in January, the Crown Prosecution Service said it would review all the
material held by police about phone hacking at the NoW.

A fresh investigation into phone hacking followed after Scotland Yard
received “significant new information”.

Police say they are now contacting almost 4,000 people whose names appear in
documents seized in 2005.

News International has announced the NoW is to close.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11204150

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Andy Coulson was born on January 21st, 1968 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Coulson

January 21st, 1968

January 21st

1 + 21 +2+0+1+1 = 26 = his personal year (from January 21st, 2011 to January 20th, 2012) = The media.  In the news.  Telephones.  Phones.  Spokesperson.  Communications.  Celebrities.  Information.  News.  Newspaper.

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6 July 2011 Last updated at 12:42 ET

The actor Hugh Grant has been speaking about how he recorded a conversation between himself and Paul McMullen, in which the journalist revealed details of phone hacking by the media.

Details of the exchange were then revealed by Mr Grant in the New Statesman.

Mr McMullen, a former features editor at the News of the World, joined Mr Grant on the BBC’s News Channel to debate the issue.

story from and video at:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14052690

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5 July 2011 Last updated at 10:50 ET

Hugh Grant has said that he has no confidence in News International taking
action against those who may be responsible for the alleged hacking of the phone
of Milly Dowler.

It is claimed a private investigator working for the News of the World (NoW)
hacked into the voicemail of the murdered girl while she was missing.

The actor, who has long said that his phone was hacked by the NoW, said that
the editors in charge of the paper at the time of the allegations were either
incompetent, or not telling the truth.

The chief executive of the News International media group, Rebekah Brooks,
says she’s shocked and appalled by the hacking allegations. Mrs Brooks, the
paper’s editor at the time, promised the strongest possible action if the case
was proven.

story from and video at:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14033325

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Hugh Grant

8378 79152       50

his path of destiny = 50 = Everyone.  We the people.  Society.

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Hugh John Mungo Grant was born on September 9th, 1960 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Grant

September 9th, 1960

9 + 9 +1+9+6+0 = 34 = his life lesson = Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.  Communications issues.

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September 9th, 1960

September 9th

9 + 9 +2+0+1+0 = 21 = his personal year (from September 9th, 2010 to September 8th, 2011) = Putting the pieces together.  Seeing the big picture.

21 year + 6 (June) = 27 = his personal month (from June 9th, 2011 to July 8th, 2011) = Groundbreaking.

27 month + 6 (6th of the month on Wednesday July 6th, 2011) = 33 = his personal day = Taking a stand.  Standing up for himself.  Red badge of courage.

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