There is absolutely no chance of Rebekah and Charlie Brooks 'going away quietly'. Mrs Brooks did say to me a while ago "you live by the sword, you die by the sword".
I think she understands that a lot of people in the country will not be very sympathetic given her past as a major newspaper editor.
Having said that, I think the ante has been 'upped' significantly tonight. What isn't in doubt is that this is a very long investigation, sucking in an enormous amount of police officers that is costing a very great deal of money.
I think there is no doubt there is pressure on the police to make these convictions stick. If the couple are cleared, there is going to be a reckoning.
Rebekah Brooks angrily attacked police and prosecutors tonight as she said she was "baffled" to face charges.
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been charged with perverting the course of justice.
Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks has been charged with perverting the course of justice during the phone-hacking scandal.