politics.co.uk podcast: Phone-hacking and punishment

Rupert Murdoch was accused of 'wilful blindness' by MPs
Rupert Murdoch was accused of 'wilful blindness' by MPs

After months of investigation, this week MPs delivered their verdict on Rupert Murdoch's "wilful blindness" to phone-hacking. What happens next?

Alex Stevenson spoke to Labour's Paul Farrelly and the Conservatives' Therese Coffey, both members of the culture, media and sport committee which found three Murdoch cronies had misled parliament in their report out on Tuesday.

Parliament will have to pass a motion deciding what to do with Tom Crone, Les Hinton and Colin Myler. The issue is complicated because the committee's report was opposed by its four Tory MPs, after Labour MPs crowbarred in the headline-grabbing statement that Murdoch is "not a fit person" to remain the boss of News International.


As the debate rages, the question remains: how much do the public care? Ben Page, chief executive of pollster Ipsos Mori, gives his interpretation of public attitudes to the ongoing scandal.

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