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Brooks, Coulson et al

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So the trial begins.

 

It's expected to last for up to six months.

 

Does anyone think there'll be convictions or that the best lawyers that money can buy will win the day (or simply that they're innocent).

 

My guess is that the trial will disappear up its own backside in legal argument and collapse.

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The defendants are rich enough to afford one of those convenient diseases which means they can't go to jail but which completely clears up as soon as they're safe.

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Apparently, it's not the imprisonment that's bothering anyone ... only small tarriffs can be applied. It's the colossal fine that Murdoch might have to face.

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Please be aware that this case is now sub-judice meaning that you have to be very careful about what you say.  You CAN discuss the case as it goes but you must be absolutely sure that your comment would stand up against both a guilty and not guilty verdict.  If your comment is incompatible with either verdict then just don't bother posting it as you'll have wasted your time when I just delete it.

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Please be aware that this case is now sub-judice meaning that you have to be very careful about what you say.  You CAN discuss the case as it goes but you must be absolutely sure that your comment would stand up against both a guilty and not guilty verdict.  If your comment is incompatible with either verdict then just don't bother posting it as you'll have wasted your time when I just delete it.

 

I'm pretty sure that the press will make sure that it gets enough coverage so that they can challenge the neutrality of the jury if they need to.

 

I'm not really concerned about the AOB section of one of the best RL forums coming under scrutiny.

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If trial by media were in place then surely we'd be expecting a guilty verdict going by the precedents set with the Shoesmith reporting of "in charge = guilty"

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I believe they're guilty as sin, but won't be holding my breath for a conviction. :(

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If trial by media were in place then surely we'd be expecting a guilty verdict going by the precedents set with the Shoesmith reporting of "in charge = guilty"

 

Quite so.On the same basis, Brooks will then be awarded around £20 million in compensation. ..out of your taxes.  You've always wanted to pay more tax in any case.

 

Read all of the Independent's report: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/phonehacking-trial-missing-notebooks-and-illegal-payments--the-case-against-rebekah-brooks-8913689.html

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If the two defendants did have a six-year affair, then Wikipedia timescales indicate that: 

- Rebekah Brooks  married Ross Kemp whilst still having an ongoing affair with Andy Coulson.

 - Andy Coulson married his wife whilst still having an ongoing affair with Rebekah Brooks.

 

Hard to now see them having any success with going into the witness box and trying to profess personal integrity.

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The prosecution are making their case at the moment. Thus the  contents of the letter, which are plain enough though there seems to be no proof it was ever posted, never mind even received, will naturally be represented in a way that assists the prosecution case. It will of course be more than interesting to hear the defence case in due course.

 

Mind you, Mr Edis told jurors he was not revealing the affair to deliberately intrude into their privacy or to make a "moral judgment".   Is  personal integrity  not included?

 

One thing, though..I bet Private Eye sales soar!  This is going to run and run.   To find out more about the person the left wing press, Private Eye and  this forum loves to hate, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebekah_Brooks

 

PS. She's from Warrington.

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PS. She's from Warrington.

 

Then it's no surprise that she can't spell 'Rebecca'.

 

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PS. She's from Warrington.

 

 

Then it's no surprise that she can't spell 'Rebecca'.

 

;)

 

She grew up in Daresbury which is more Runcorn than Warrington and is quite posh (for that part of the world) being semi-rural Cheshire. :)

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Anyone on here went to  Appleton Hall High School?   it'll only come out at the trial so you might as well own up now.!

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If trial by media were in place then surely we'd be expecting a guilty verdict going by the precedents set with the Shoesmith reporting of "in charge = guilty"

  I think the difference is that Shoesmith was sacked by a Nu Labour person nescient of the laws in place,whereas this situation is before 12 good and true persons.

  Both,of course,costing the tax payers a considerable sum of money.

  I am unable to cast a vote as it may be the named persons are found guilty of some charges and not on other charges.

  Is the vote in place to cover any or all charges against them ?

  I don't suppose it is worth mentioning that Ross Kemp is the son of a now retired high ranking Met police officer ? Just coincidence no doubt.

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If the two defendants did have a six-year affair, then Wikipedia timescales indicate that: 

- Rebekah Brooks  married Ross Kemp whilst still having an ongoing affair with Andy Coulson.

 - Andy Coulson married his wife whilst still having an ongoing affair with Rebekah Brooks.

 

Hard to now see them having any success with going into the witness box and trying to profess personal integrity.

 

They seem like lovely people if the evidence presented thus far is true.

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