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Mr Rusbridger then went to see Nick Clegg, now the deputy prime minister. So Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg - the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister - knew all about Mr Coulson before last May's coalition negotiations. And yet they both paid no attention and went on to make him the Downing Street director of communications, an indiscretion that beggars belief.
So yesterday night Clegg sent an email to LibDems which begins thusly:
I'm sure like me you have been shocked and appalled by the allegations of widespread phone hacking by the News of the World. As I made clear at Deputy Prime Minister's Question Time in the House of Commons yesterday the behaviour of those involved is grotesque and beneath contempt.


Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jul 7th, 2011 at 02:32:12 AM EST
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