Coulson resignation creates ‘serious questions’

There’s going to be a host of hyperbole flying around now that Andy Coulson has departed from his role at 10 Downing Street, and a lot of it may follow the theme set out by Labour MP Tom Watson.

“This is the second job that Andy Coulson has resigned from for something he claims to know nothing about. His departure creates serious questions over the prime minister’s judgment and points to the need for a deeper investigation into the affairs of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

“It’s the mark of the man that he would sneak out a statement on a Friday morning on a busy news day.

“Spin and obfuscation is all we get from Downing Street – we need to get to the truth.”

(Source: MediaGuardian)

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