The whistleblower who exposed the News Of The World phone-hacking scandal has been found dead. Police are treating it as unexplained, but say at this stage there's no evidence of anything suspicious. The scandal has shaken the press, politicians and the police, having already taken down Britain's two top cops. As Laura Emmett reports, it's another blow to Britain's beleagured police force, after a string of high-profile errors in recent years.
The clip here provides a short recent history of corrupt police practice in the UK. The record shows that certain UK cops, those in positions of power, are completely untrustworthy. The police, in the matter of the phone hacking scandal are investigating themselves. The recent resignations of the top cop and a deputy commissioner must be viewed suspiciously.
This is another example of widespread corruption by those in positions of power and a reminder that we are unlikely to see the full truth come out if the establishment was involved in the death of Mr Hoare.
A heads up for all those that think "the authorities", at least in the UK, are squeaky clean. This is why we always should seek open and independent public inquiries into such matters (although these inquires can also be subverted).