This extraordinary evidence suggests that Rebekah Brooks was happy to discuss the technique of phone hacking while sitting at a Chequers party to celebrate the PM’s birthday in October 2010. The context appears to be whether his director of communications Andy Coulson – a former lover of Rebekah’s -could survive as David Cameron’s director of communications following the first revelations about the News of the World. A few months later Coulson resigned.
Day 22: Rebekah Brooks explained how to hack a mobile phone at a birthday party for the Prime Minister at a country house, the Old Bailey heard today. A close friend of David Cameron’s, Dom Loehnis, testified that Mrs Brooks had chatted about intercepting voicemails while he sat next to her during the celebration at the Prime Minister’s rural residence, Chequers, in October 2010.
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