Phone hacking: key claims from Tom Watsons book | Media | guardian.co.uk

by peterjukes

Although the committee wanted Brooks to give evidence, its members, whose private lives News International had pored over, capitulated and decided not to summons her…The gay Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price … claimed that the committees members had been warned that if they had called Brooks, their private lives would be raked over.He said later: “I was told by a senior Conservative member of the committee, who I knew was in direct contact with executives at News International, that if we went for her, they would go for us – effectively they would delve into our personal lives in order to punish [us].

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