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Labour MP given 'substantial damages' after Sun accessed text messages | Media | guardian.co.uk

The Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh has accepted "very substantial damages" from News International, with the Sun admitting that it accessed text messages from her mobile phone after it was stolen, the high court has heard.

Details of the payout to McDonagh came on at a high court case management hearing relating to civil damages claims for voicemail interception on Monday, which heard that "hundreds" more victims may now take action against News International following allegations of a second significant phone-hacking operation at the now defunct News of the World.

The Sun, which was not accused of stealing McDonagh's phone, admitted that there was "serious wrongdoing and misuse of her private information and her mobile phone" and agreed to pay her damages and legal costs.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Mar 18th, 2013 at 09:19:10 AM EST
Liberal Conspiracy - Why it's significant the Sun admits hacking a Labour MP's stolen phone

This story is important because the Sun editor in 2010, when they accessed text messages from a stolen phone, was Dominic Mohan.

He is still the Sun editor.

Rupert Murdoch on 26/4/12

"editors are all responsible for their papers. I certainly hold them..for that."

So, should he not face the consequences ?

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Mar 18th, 2013 at 10:42:20 AM EST
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"editors are all responsible for their papers. I certainly hold them..for that." - RM

He is just saying "The buck stops there!"

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Mar 18th, 2013 at 08:18:07 PM EST
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well I'm amazed he hasn't been interviewed yet. you would thinkat some point he has financial sign off on payments to officials, it'll have been Ok'ed by someone up the command chain, and he's signed to say that department accounts are OK, and those include all those illegal payments

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Mar 18th, 2013 at 09:56:48 PM EST
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You just can't get reliable help these days.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Mar 19th, 2013 at 01:06:13 AM EST
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Oh, but he is reliable. He'll take the fall for his boss, which is all Murdoch needs in an editor

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Mar 19th, 2013 at 03:54:36 AM EST
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one of the reasons it has been suggested that Rebekah might be the Supergrass

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Mar 19th, 2013 at 03:30:08 PM EST
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Hooo wow, that'd also hurt David, her horse sitter. He's bet the bank on Rupert winning everything.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Mar 19th, 2013 at 03:54:39 PM EST
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