Cameron relents; orders probe into phone hacking scandal


David Cameron
London, Jul 20: With the British Prime Minister, David Cameron facing a grueling time in the phone hacking scandal that has hit the country he has ordered a judicial enquiry into the scam. He added that a probe will encompass other media organizations beside the News Of The World who have committed illegal acts over the years.

Cameron stood staunch with his links in the phone hacking scandal and said that he was proud of the way his staff dealt with the controversy. He asserted that "there was no breach of code and that no inappropriate talks with News of the World".

With the Opposition trying hard to corner the PM, David Cameron stood his stand and said that takes full responsibility on the hiring of Andy Coulson. He remarked, "I learned from experience, responsibility now to clear the mess."

Continuing to stand by his earlier view point, he said, "If people have been paying police officers for information, those officers need to be prosecuted, along with people who were paying."

With the scandal on its way to 10 Downing, the effects are likely to hit David Cameron himself. Opposition leader Ed Miliband declared that it was time that Cameron extended a full apology for hiring Coulson and called it a "catastrophic error of judgment".

Defending his staff throughout the speech, Cameron said, "Number 10 has now published the full email exchange between my chief of staff and (former Scotland Yard assistant commissioner) John Yates and it shows my staff behaved entirely properly." Coulson had resigned as the Downing Street Director of Communications in January following the expose of the phone hacking scandal.

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