It was only at the end of a marathon 3½-hour meeting of the culture, media and sport select committee that we got the most damning new revelation about News International’s behaviour over phone hacking.
Tom Crone, the company’s former legal manager, having already faced a barrage of accusatory questions from Tom Watson, finally answered one in the positive.
Yes, he had seen “one thing or two” about the private lives of lawyers acting for people claiming damages from NI after being hacked. And yes, that material had been collated by a freelance journalist being employed by NI itself. Read more