Rebekah Brooks Should Still Give Evidence to The House of Commons Culture Select Committee
Rebekah Brooks former News of the World editor and chief executive of News International.
Resignation of Rebekah Brooks former News of the World editor and chief executive of News International was accepted by David Cameron but she still need to submit evidence to the House of Commons culture select committee next week.
His spokesman said: “He thinks it’s the right decision. He said the other day he would have accepted her resignation.”
“As chief executive of the company, I feel a deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt and I want to reiterate how sorry I am for what we now know to have taken place,” Brooks said in a statement through News International.
“I have believed that the right and responsible action has been to lead us through the heat of the crisis. However my desire to remain on the bridge has made me a focal point of the debate.”
“As you can imagine, recent times have been tough. I now need to concentrate on correcting the distortions and rebutting the allegations about my record as a journalist, an editor and executive,” she said.
Labour leader, Ed Miliband was glad that Rebekah resigned and taken responsibility over phone hacking.
“It is right that Rebekah Brooks has finally taken responsibility for the terrible events that happened on her watch, like the hacking of Milly Dowler’s phone. No one in this country should exercise power without responsibility.
Spokesman for Nick Clegg said that Rebekah’s resignation was her first step in cleaning up the mess. She must also expect that to give evidence next week to the select committee.
“People still need answers. She owes it to the victims of phone hacking and the country at large to explain her role in what happened.