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Post  Guest on Sun 17 Jul - 13:25

Flying around twitter

“@TimGatt: BREAK RT @SkyNewsBreak: Sky Sources: Rebekah Brooks arrested as part of phone hacking investigation”


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Post  MaryB on Sun 17 Jul - 13:26

carmen wrote:Flying around twitter

Not before time. If true. She was in charge at the time. Fact.
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Post  Guest on Sun 17 Jul - 13:30

“@Old_Holborn: If the Met charge Rebekah, she can refuse to say a word in front of Parliament. Brilliant politics by the Met”
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Post  Guest on Sun 17 Jul - 13:33

“@stebax: Brooks has been arrested. Let's pay the cops to find out what they're asking her.”

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Post  Guest on Sun 17 Jul - 13:37

“@jon_trickett: Sky - Confirmed as Rebekkah Brooks”
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Post  Guest on Sun 17 Jul - 13:44

“@MichaelWolffNYC: In 2008, during a two hour interview I did with Rebekah Brooks, she took seven phone calls from James Murdoch--that's how often they spoke.”

Rupert Murdoch's biographer
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Post  Guest on Sun 17 Jul - 13:50

BREAKING NEWS1:45pm UK, Sunday July 17, 2011
Brooks Arrested In Phone Hacking Probe

Rebekah Brooks has been arrested by officers investigating allegations of corruption and phone hacking, according to Sky sources.

The 43-year-old went to a London police station by appointment at midday today and is being held on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and corruption allegations.
Operation Weeting has been launched to investigate claims that newspaper journalists hacked into the phones of high-profile figures and even victims of crime.
Mrs Brooks resigned as chief executive of News International (NI) on Friday.
She was editor of the News Of The World (NOTW) when missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler's phone was hacked and messages were deleted. The teenager was later found murdered.
Mrs Brooks is the tenth person to be arrested in connection with the NOTW scandal since detectives reopened their investigation earlier this year.
A separate investigation, titled Operation Elveden, is looking at allegations of inappropriate payments to police.
MEDIA COMMENTATOR MARK STEPHENS ON ARREST

Mrs Brooks is due to appear alongside News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch and his son James, who is chairman of NI, before the Culture, Media and Sport committee on Tuesday.
But Mark White, home affairs correspondent, said her arrest could have implications for her appearance.
"When there are some difficult questions coming her way, that gives her the opportunity perhaps not to be as candid with those questions as the committee might like her to be."
Media commentator Mark Stephens told Sky News: "The fact that she's been arrested is not entirely surprising - I don't think it should be taken to mean there is necessarily evidence pointing to her direct knowledge of the events.
"But I imagine it is a matter of procedure really - that the inquiry is getting serious."

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Post  pennylane on Sun 17 Jul - 13:51

carmen wrote:“@stebax: Brooks has been arrested. Let's pay the cops to find out what they're asking her.”


Stop pleeease!
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Post  Guest on Sun 17 Jul - 13:54

“@DavidAllenGreen: I were Brooks' lawyer I would now advise her not to say a thing before Committee. Sorry guys, but #DueProcess.”

Getting farcical, really!
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Post  cass on Sun 17 Jul - 13:55

pennylane wrote:
carmen wrote:“@stebax: Brooks has been arrested. Let's pay the cops to find out what they're asking her.”


Stop pleeease!
he he wouldnt mind being a fly on the wall at the cop shop . lets get our copper jars raided , bet the mcscums are keeping a close eye on the news too
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Post  Guest on Sun 17 Jul - 13:57

“@PatrickOsgood: @DavidAllenGreen wise. Impossible 2 give evidence 2 Parlmt now. MPs shld cancel 2 avoid mixed messages. Prob is lack of faith in the fuzz”
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Post  Guest on Sun 17 Jul - 14:00

“@DavidAllenGreen: Am not a conspiracy theorist, but... the Met need to urgently explain the agreed timing of the Brooks arrest "by appointment".”
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Post  Guest on Sun 17 Jul - 14:03

“@KeirSimmonsITV: To be clear, Brooks saw police for questioning by appointment, what I'm told is that she wasn't told in advance she would be arrested.”

So who decided she should be arrested?
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Post  MaryB on Sun 17 Jul - 14:07

From what I read last week, she has already implied that she might not be able to answer questions during this Parliamentary thing on Tuesday because there is an ongoing investigation. So she had already decided she wouldn't answer questions. I hope they see them all separately at the 'meeting' on Tuesday. No conferring.
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Post  Guest on Sun 17 Jul - 14:13

“@johnprescott: Tony Blair's aide Ruth Turner was arrested in a dawn raid. Coulson & Brooks were arrested 'by appointment.' It's not the dentists!”
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Post  Claudia79 on Sun 17 Jul - 14:18

I have to say that as a Portuguese citizen, watching this from the 'outside' is somewhat fascinating...
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Post  buildersbum on Sun 17 Jul - 14:27

This woman has a lot to answer for......

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1406429/Pottergate-we-publish-the-secret-tapes.html

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Post  buildersbum on Sun 17 Jul - 14:29

carmen wrote:“@johnprescott: Tony Blair's aide Ruth Turner was arrested in a dawn raid. Coulson & Brooks were arrested 'by appointment.' It's not the dentists!”

Very interesting could it be Blair next

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Post  Angelina on Sun 17 Jul - 14:31

buildersbum wrote:
carmen wrote:“@johnprescott: Tony Blair's aide Ruth Turner was arrested in a dawn raid. Coulson & Brooks were arrested 'by appointment.' It's not the dentists!”

Very interesting could it be Blair next

Oh, how I would love to see that
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Post  marxman on Sun 17 Jul - 14:31

News just breaking;
RB was told on FRIDAY that she would be arrested on Sunday!!!
Looks like she resigned because she knew of that she would be
subject to serious criminal charges.
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Post  Guest on Sun 17 Jul - 14:56

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Dowler family solicitor Mark Lewis tells Sky News that timing of Rebekah Brooks arrest "stinks" #hacking
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Post  Chris on Sun 17 Jul - 15:12

carmen wrote:
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Dowler family solicitor Mark Lewis tells Sky News that timing of Rebekah Brooks arrest "stinks" #hacking

Actually what stinks is that the day RB was arrested by arrangement a NI paper runs a story about Met police "corruption" which seems pretty much a non-story. To manipulate the news away from the arrest perhaps?
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Post  widowan on Sun 17 Jul - 15:13

MaryB wrote:From what I read last week, she has already implied that she might not be able to answer questions during this Parliamentary thing on Tuesday because there is an ongoing investigation. So she had already decided she wouldn't answer questions. I hope they see them all separately at the 'meeting' on Tuesday. No conferring.


Yup. Judicial secrecy and all that! We know the way their lawyers advise them. Obviously, don't talk. Don't say anything at all. But that makes you look guilty, so they have this excuse of an investigation.

Her reputation will be in the trash - arrested for snooping through a dead child's things for a story - paying others to do this - and of course lying about it.

If James Murdoch is also arrested it will be interesting to see them stand behind the lawyers and refuse to answer. I don't think the committee will take kindly to that. The dignity of the UK is somewhat at stake when the world can see this is how the "free press" works and I would imagine the committee (unless it's full of pedophiles being blackmailed by NewsCorp) will take a dim view of this.
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Post  Chris on Sun 17 Jul - 15:15

widowan wrote:
MaryB wrote:From what I read last week, she has already implied that she might not be able to answer questions during this Parliamentary thing on Tuesday because there is an ongoing investigation. So she had already decided she wouldn't answer questions. I hope they see them all separately at the 'meeting' on Tuesday. No conferring.


Yup. Judicial secrecy and all that! We know the way their lawyers advise them. Obviously, don't talk. Don't say anything at all. But that makes you look guilty, so they have this excuse of an investigation.

Her reputation will be in the trash - arrested for snooping through a dead child's things for a story - paying others to do this - and of course lying about it.

If James Murdoch is also arrested it will be interesting to see them stand behind the lawyers and refuse to answer. I don't think the committee will take kindly to that. The dignity of the UK is somewhat at stake when the world can see this is how the "free press" works and I would imagine the committee (unless it's full of pedophiles being blackmailed by NewsCorp) will take a dim view of this.


She apparently has been arrested in respect of both investigations (hacking and police payments).
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Post  Guest on Sun 17 Jul - 15:17

Rebekah Brooks arrested by hacking police

The BBC's Mark Sanders: "This is an intriguing development"Continue reading the main story
Phone-hacking scandal

Ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been arrested by police investigating phone hacking and bribery at the News of the World.

The 43-year-old was arrested by appointment at a London police station and remains in custody.

She was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and on suspicion of corruption.

She quit News International on Friday as pressure mounted over her role in the deepening scandal.

Mrs Brooks was editor of the paper between 2000 and 2003, during which time the phone belonging to murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler was tampered with.

BBC Business Editor Robert Peston said News International was not aware that Mrs Brooks would be arrested when her resignation was being discussed at the company on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. She eventually resigned on Friday.

Mr Peston added: "It's certainly the most extraordinary development. Rebekah Brooks is incredibly close to the most powerful people in the UK - the current prime minister, the previous prime ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. More or less every senior person of influence within Britain."

He said it could now potentially jeopardise her appearance at the Parliamentary Select Committee on Tuesday, where she is due to answer MPs questions on the hacking scandal.

"I would assume having been arrested it's now almost impossible for her to appear. It's very difficult for MPs to ask her questions that wouldn't be seen to be impinging on the police investigation."

In other developments:

Home Secretary Theresa May is to tell MPs about her "concerns" over the Metropolitan Police's hiring of ex-News of the World journalist Neil Wallis, who is currently on bail over phone hacking allegations
Labour leader Ed Miliband calls for new media ownership rules to limit Rupert Murdoch's "dangerous" and "unhealthy" concentration of power
An advert placed by News International in national newspapers on Sunday describes how the company is "putting right what's gone wrong"
Several Sunday newspapers feature promotions in an attempt to woo former readers of the News of the World, which was the UK's best-selling newspaper
News International says it has set up an independent management and standards committee to see how the company can prevent similar instances happening again
Committee appointment
Mrs Brooks's arrest is the tenth made by Operation Weeting police, who are conducting the current investigation into phone hacking.

Those arrested and bailed by police as part of the new investigation have included ex-NoW editor Andy Coulson, ex-NoW assistant editor Ian Edmondson, ex-NoW chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck, senior ex-NoW journalist James Weatherup, freelance journalist Terenia Taras, Press Association journalist Laura Elston, an unnamed 63-year-old man, and ex-NoW royal editor Clive Goodman.

Officers from Operation Elveden were also involved with this latest arrest. They are investigating allegations of inappropriate payments to police, an inquiry which is being supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

A spokesman for Mrs Brooks says the Met police notified her on Friday, after her resignation had been agreed, that she would be arrested.

He also said her arrest would make her appearance at the committee "pretty tricky" and that said she had been offering to speak to police on voluntary basis since January, so she was "very surprised" to learn she would be arrested.

Her former boss, News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch, and his son James Murdoch, chairman of News International, are also due to appear before MPs.

Grave situation
Media analyst Steve Hewlett says the timing of these latest events may have been an attempt to limit the damage done to News International.

"To have a very senior executive of the company arrested would have been rather worse than having a very senior former executive of the company, albeit only just," he said.

"If that's correct, then it may even be that even the latest move by News Corporation to kind of stem the tide - with the resignations of Les Hinton in America and Rebekah Brooks - even that may have been forced on them by events beyond their control.

"Which would raise yet further questions about whether News Corporation have even now really understood and accepted the gravity of the situation that they're facing."

The assistant editor of the Guardian, Michael White, believes the arrest is an attempt by police to deflect attention away from them.

"I'm wary when the police are trying to show the world they have been on the case, because for two or three years they've not been on this case properly and now they're, perhaps they're over compensating a bit to be honest," he said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14178051
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