British PM says sorry for ‘wrong decision’

Valerie Castro

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He made the wrong decision to hire former tabloid editor Andy Coulson who has just been convicted of phone hacking, Prime Minister David Cameron said on June 25 as he apologized to parliament. But the British leader faced fresh embarrassment as the judge rebuked him for speaking out about the case. The 8-month phone-hacking trial came to an end as jurors were sent home without reaching a verdict on two further charges that Coulson faced relating to alleged payments to police officers. Cameron hired Coulson just months after he resigned as News of the World editor in 2007, soon after the jailing of the paper’s royal editor and a private investigator for hacking.

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