News of The World Scandal: Yates’ departure was surprising after Stephenson’s resignation became inevitable. The Scotland Yard chief had said on Sunday evening, he had nothing to reproach himself wanted, but quit in the interest of Scotland Yard, the debate around.
As innocent as he does, but Stephenson is not: The police chief was from October 2009 to September 2010 the journalist Neil Wallis as a PR consultant working for two days a month and paid him thousands of pounds per day. The problem is that Wallis was formerly deputy editor of “News of the World” and last week was arrested to be questioned about his role in the wiretapping scandal.
A senior staff of the newspaper, under investigation in-house to provide a public relations consultant, is a catastrophic mistake. How could this happen? The Andy Coulson who resigned in January, was formerly Wallis’s boss: In his defense, Stephenson pointed out in his resignation to the fact that Prime Minister David Cameron to have some previous “News of the World”-man hired as spokesperson did. Stephenson wanted to buy obviously with Wallis’ appointment access to Cameron – at least so it says the “Guardian”.
The case highlights the incestuous act, the British elites. And he shows how little serious government and police the simmering since 2006 wiretapping scandal have taken up recently. Scotland Yard long regarded the allegations as annoying bits and pieces – and now must atone.
The criticism is Yates, who had rejected in July 2009, the investigation into the “News of the World” to resume after the “Guardian” reported on new revelations in the wiretapping scandal.
Scotland Yard had 2005 and 2006 for the first time against “International News” investigation for the interception of phone-mail boxes of prominent Britons. Two men, “News of the World” reporter Clive Goodman and Glenn Mulcaire private investigator, were then hiked for a few months behind bars. For the police, the case was completed.