Publicity from the phone-hacking inquiry doesn't necessarily prejudice the cases of those arrested in the scandal. In the last year there has been an epic drama unfolding. It transcends even the best political thrillers by John Le Carré or Roman Polanski. Over 40 arrests, the closure of the News of the World, the resignation of five senior public figures in quick succession, public questioning of media moguls in the House of Commons with the unannounced distraction of a custard pie, and the extensive examination of witnesses at the Leveson inquiry.

By M. Mansfield

Source: The Guardian