News: Leveson Inquiry, Evidence Week 5, Tabloid stories, from Sean Hoare to Piers Morgan

27 12 2011

Lord Justice Leveson is taking a well earned Christmas break.  His Inquiry completed its hearing of evidence for 2011 on 19, 20 and 21 December.  The highlight of the week was an unconvincing performance from former newspaper editor Piers Morgan whose recollection of specifics was remarkably limited.  He sought to explain away his various statements about phone hacking in the past – in books and interviews – on the basis that he was simply repeating rumours and had no personal knowledge.  It will be interesting to see what Lord Justice Leveson makes of his evidence in due course. Read the rest of this entry »