In the Media

Contempt of parliament — and a denial of justice

PUBLISHED December 11, 2015

The MPs were scathing and unequivocal in their findings. The members of the culture, media and sport committee accused the now-defunct News of the World of “corporately” misleading them; and the company in-house lawyer, Tom Crone, the former NoW editor Colin Myler and the former executive chairman Les Hinton of lying over the phone-hacking affair. This, the MPs said, amounted to a contempt of parliament; and on a motion of the House of Commons, the matter was referred to the standards and privileges committee — its watchdog.

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