Rebekah Brooks cleared but Andy Coulson guilty in phone hacking trial

  john bunyan 12:11 24 Jun 14
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Interesting verdict - unexpected by many.

Telegraph

  john bunyan 12:18 24 Jun 14

No joke. I listen to BBC4 on "cans" whilst in garden or whatever (a bit of a news freak (sad).

  Mr Mistoffelees 15:12 24 Jun 14

""Tens of millions" (of taxpayers money) is said to have been spent on this trial - so presumably there are some happy lawyers!"

Brooks' lawyer must be especially happy.

  johndrew 15:53 24 Jun 14

Months ago my wife said it would be Coulson carrying the can and Brooks walking free. I didn't see it then and still feel Brooks has managed to dump the blame solely on him.

But it is the decision of the Jury based on the evidence put in front of them so who am I to say it's wrong.

  Aitchbee 17:14 24 Jun 14

" I listen to BBC4 on "cans" whilst in garden or whatever (a bit of a news freak (sad). "

...I'm much the same, JB; only I listen whilst sippin' from [a few] "cans".

  Forum Editor 17:19 24 Jun 14
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"it is the decision of the Jury based on the evidence put in front of them"

Exactly, and they know a great deal more about the evidence than we do.

  morddwyd 19:51 24 Jun 14

"presumably there are some happy lawyers!"

There are always happy lawyers.

They'll be even happier as the appeal drags on!

If Coulson ends up inside (usual disclaimers) , he will who his real friends are on visiting day.

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