Tom Watson: Rebekah Brooks knew about phone hacking

Tom Watson, Labour MP, speaking during the phone hacking debate in the Commons, accuses News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks of knowing phone hacking was going on:

"She was not only responsible for wrongdoing, but I believe she knew about it. On April 14th 2002, News of the World revealed it had information from Milly Dowler's phone.

"It was a central part of their story that they had evidence from a telephone. The story of Rebekah Brooks being far from events is simply not believable.

"News International has entered the criminal underworld.

"In the world of Rebekah Brooks no-one can cry in private, no one can weep without surveillance.

"I believe Mr James Murdoch should be suspended from office while the police investigate."