#hackgate and David Cameron

One of the side-effects of the Digger’s PR-driven ‘conversion’ has been to divert attention from David Cameron’s role in the scandal. He’s up to his neck in it too, so it’s nice to see that the Daily Telegraph isn’t letting go.

The Prime Minister has also done his best – unsuccessfully – to deflect attention from the fact that he spent Christmas with Mrs Brooks and her husband, and that Mr Coulson visited Chequers as recently as March. In addition, he is planning a long-term diversionary strategy that could impose state regulation on all newspapers, including those that, unlike the News International titles, did not shower him in hospitality.