London, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Addressing the Chamber of Deputies Wednesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he regretted having hired Andy Coulson, who once edited Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World and is allegedly involved in the phone hacking scandal, but defended his cabinet.
Cameron apologized and said he regretted appointing Coulson as his communications director (2007-2011), after he left the News Corporation amid wiretap investigations.
According to reports, News of the World reporters and top executives ostensibly received money in return for exclusive stories.
During the debate in Parliament today, Cameron said that if it is proven that Coulson lied to avoid his responsibility in the case, he would face serious criminal charges.
Amid strong criticism of the government’s performance, the prime minister rejected accusations that his government tried to influence the course of police investigations, which the Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) silenced for more than four years, according to local news reports