Friday, July 22, 2011

David Cameron: From knowing what I know now, would not have hired Andy Coulson

"You live and learn, and believe me, I learned," said British Prime Minister, David Cameron, in his appearance before the British Parliament. He described the consequences of their decision to hire Andy Coulson, former editor of the late tabloid News of the World ', closed because of the scandal tracks that has shaken the British media and political life.

Cameron said his responsibility in terms of Coulson is limited to its decision to hire him during his time as a personal adviser and press secretary in Downing Street, and acknowledged it was a mistake. "Had I known what I know now, in retrospect, would not have done," he said. Also, the Prime Minister said that Coulson has assured that he knew nothing of listeners on News of the World ', to then make a defense of the presumption of innocence ("I have a vision a little dated," he quipped, "I think everyone is innocent until proven guilty").

However, he noted that apologized "deeply" if it turns out that his former press chief knew about cases of wiretaps. Cameron began his speech highlighting his supposedly defending quick action before the scandal by asking Murdoch withdrew its offer to acquire all the shares of the British channel BSkyB, which he did after being asked by the Labour-and order an independent investigation of the matter.

On the other hand, the prime minister said he did not breach the ministerial code when he met with senior News International when his Government to accept the offer from Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB television platform. In regard to contacts with officials of the empire of Murdoch, Cameron referred to statements by Rebekah Brooks, who on Tuesday denied having spoken to Prime Minister on Murdoch bid for during his many meetings with him along the last year, and just kept saying no "inappropriate conversations".

Is suspect, and provoked cries by Labour, that a denial Cameron had spoken directly about Murdoch's offer with senior News International. Very quiet, the opposition leader, Ed Miliband, recalled in his turn to speak both published articles in the British press as' The New York Times, which offered enough detail to reopen the investigation into the eavesdropping after Cameron's election last May.

Miliband Cameron rebuked him for having committed "a catastrophic misjudgment" that forced the resignation of Sir John Stephenson, Miliband described as an innocent victim of the Conservative government's inaction. Finally, Cameron Miliband demands to stop giving "half-apology" and calls for the UK "the leadership it deserves."

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