Miliband: Coulson sentence a verdict on PM's judgment

Labour leader Ed Miliband said the phone hacking case amounted to a verdict on the judgment of the Prime Minister.

"My thoughts today are with the victims of phone hacking, the victims of Andy Coulson's behaviour," he said.

Labour party leader Ed Miliband Credit: PA

"I think it's right that justice has been done. I think, once again, it throws up very serious questions about David Cameron's judgment in bringing a criminal into the heart of Downing Street despite repeated warnings," Mr Miliband said.

"This is a verdict on Andy Coulson's criminal behaviour but it is also a verdict on David Cameron's judgment," he said.

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Andy Coulson jailed for 18 mths for plotting to hack phones

Former Number 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of plotting to hack phones while in charge at the News of the World.