Former NoW editor charged over allegations of lying on oath when he gave evidence in court about phone hacking
Andy Coulson, David Cameron's former director of communications, has been arrested and charged over allegations of lying on oath when he gave evidence in court about phone hacking at the News of the World.
Coulson was questioned over perjury by Scottish police after he was detained early on Wednesday morning at his home in London and then driven to a high security police station in Glasgow.
The former News of the World editor is alleged to have lied to the high court in Glasgow when he gave evidence at the perjury trial of the socialist politician Tommy Sheridan in December 2010, while he was Cameron's chief media adviser and the government's head of communications.
He was detained by seven Strathclyde police officers from Operation Rubicon, a major inquiry into alleged perjury during Sheridan's trial and hacking allegations in Scotland, at his home in Dulwich, south London at 6.30am and taken north by car. Shortly before 10pm on Wednesday evening he was arrested and charged in connection with alleged perjury. He was then released from police custody.
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George Osborne will join David Cameron and Ed Miliband in giving evidence before Lord Justice Leveson next week, in what is likely to be the most significant four days yet at the judicial inquiry into media standards and ethics.
They are part of a lineup of political heavyweights including deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and former prime ministers Gordon Brown and Sir John Major, who will be questioned at the inquiry about their dealings with the media, and in particular Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.
The chancellor, who was originally only going to submit written evidence to the inquiry, will now appear in person on Monday, along with former Labour prime minister Brown.
Liberal Democrat leader Clegg will give evidence on Wednesday, along with Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. Conservative prime minister Cameron will face a full seven-hour day of questioning before the inquiry on Thursday.
Cameron gets a full day of questions, that should be fun.
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