At the start of the phone hacking scandal, I was sceptical that News International’s pursuers would get far. There is an omerta on Fleet Street. Reporters do not blab about their employers because they know they will lose their jobs and guess, probably correctly, that no other paper will hire them once they have a reputation for speaking out of turn. Who, I wondered, was going crack the story open?
Silly question, and I ought to have known the answer..