|David Cameron's former Communications Director. How can Cameron be independent with links to News of the World?|
Apart from the unbelievable news that the NoW felt it prudent and acceptable to hack and interrupt with a missing person's phone, they inadvertently gave false hope to already distraught parents and family members whilst quite possibly creating false leads for a police investigation team who were only just getting to grips with the then crisis situation.
This will strengthen political and privacy campaigner's calls for new privacy laws as well as shoring up of the protection that has already been put in place with respect to the previous phone hacking scandals. Moreover, this development will put into question more calls over Murdoch's equity takeover of BSkyB and whether the Conservative Jeremy Hunt, Secretary for Culture, Media and Support will continue to be swayed by his party's connections to Murdoch and News International or will in fact address people's concerns and look again and the takeover proposals.
Either way, it looks like this particular story and the climate of speculation around it is set to multiply with voices over police investigations being interrupted growing and whether we now know the lowest depths that News of the World are prepared to go for a story and the greed to sell papers, I personally suspect that they will have gone a lot lower, time will tell and I'll be here to comment on it.