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News Corp backs Murdoch

The News Corporation board of directors has issued unanimous statement of support for chairman Rupert Murdoch, after a report by MPs into phone hacking said he was "not a fit person" to run a major international company.

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Tom Crone: I do not accept allegations

Former Legal Manager at News International Tom Crone Credit: PA

Former Legal Manager at News International Tom Crone said: "The CMS Select Committee has concluded that I gave misleading evidence in three specific areas. I do not accept this.

"In particular, the Committee finds that I misled it by giving a “counter-impression” on certain matters. In terms of judicial or formal rulings on evidence, “counter-impression” seems a particularly subjective concept upon which to base such serious allegations."

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