Hopefully, the UK courts will be diligent and robust with Rebekah Brooks, ex-head of News International when her trial begins. This will be in contrast to the embarrassing performance from the Leveson Inquiry team when they appeared to relinquish control of the purpose of the formal ‘interview’ and allowed Rebekah Brooks to trivialize and dominate her ‘interview’. Helps if your friend the prime minister has prior cite of the statements beforehand!
Lest we forget, the grubby type of people that goes about taping others and intruding on their lives. This included a family in early deep grief following the murder of their teenage daughter. These people acted because the culture and hierarchy of News International condoned such grubby conduct; implicitly, or explicitly.
The public will expect the courts to evidence best judgecraft and appropriate prison sentences for those that allegedly undermined a murder investigation, trespassed on victim’s grief, invaded the privacy of many and attempted to conceal documents required for the News International hacking investigation.
Hopefully, all those found guilty beyond all reasonable doubt aside from prison may be stripped of their wealth with all proceeds going into a new national fund for compensating innocent victims of violent crime. This will make some small recompense towards the massive cuts in crime victim compensation and resources that Rebekah Brook’s friend; David Cameron’s government has merrily and cynically pushed through. Rebekah Brooks was quoted as stating, “ we deplore this weak and unjust decision.” Justice must be diligent! It is costing the people of this country too much and we must learn to act more swiftly in removing the unacceptable and this includes our shambolic and oppressive coalition government!