Paying the police: newspapers have a lot of form – Telegraph
Wade’s first public cross-examination in her three controversial years as a national newspaper editor had been going swimmingly until she let slip the fact that she had paid police officers for information.
Oops. A hearing that had been struggling to land a punch on the Fleet Street heavyweights who had appeared before it, suddenly found it had drawn blood.
Yesterday Chris Bryant, the Labour MP who had elicited Wade’s unguarded admission, gamely tried to move in for the kill. He expressed “shock” at Wade’s confession, and called on the Press Complaints’ Commission to investigate journalistic practices at News International.