Hague's 'sympathy' for former No 10 spin doctor Coulson

William Hague has "sympathy" for disgraced No 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson, who is facing up to two years in prison. The Foreign Secretary added it was not true that he had introduced the former tabloid editor to Tory high command.

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PM set to face questions over Coulson appointment

David Cameron apologised for taking the "wrong decision" to employ Andy Coulson. Credit: Luke MacGregor/PA Wire

David Cameron is set to face more questions about his links to Andy Coulson today as a jury resumes deliberations on whether the former Number 10 spin doctor is guilty of further charges.

Coulson was convicted yesterday of plotting to hack phones while he was editor of the News of the World, prompting an apology from the Prime Minister for hiring him.

After Ed Miliband questioned the "serious error of judgement", Mr Cameron appears likely to be asked about the ex-News of the World editor at Prime Minister's Questions this lunchtime.

Married father-of-three Coulson was recruited by Chancellor George Osborne to head up the Tory media operation within months of resigning as News of the World editor in January 2007.

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