What an interesting 24 hours. News International announces it is to close the News of the World after 168 years of publishing. Hundreds of staff who have never hacked a phone lose their jobs. These innocent workers were sacrificed by Murdoch presumably as he attempted to distance his parent company from the escalating scandal fearing it would impact on his attempted take over of BSkyB. Rebecca Brooks who was apparently “on holiday” when all this happened becomes bulletproof and keeps her job as CEO of News International. B Sky B shares crash 7%. David Cameron orders a Judge led review into the phone hacking and defends his decision to employ former NotW Editor Andy Coulson who has been arrested on suspicion of bribing corrupt Police officers and is currently being questioned by Police whilst Labour leader Ed Miliband is sniping at Cameron like a petulant schoolboy. Ex-NotW royal editor Clive Goodman who was jailed in 2007 for phone hacking has been re-arrested over corruption claims. Operation Weeting investigating the phone hacking and operation Elveden investigating alleged police corruption are both building up heads of steam. The whole News of the World phone hacking scandal really does have a life of it’s own now.

They say truth is often better than fiction and this is a perfect example but for me, the closing of the News of the World is the strangest decision because it’s barely plausible. It’s barely plausible because if operation Elveden shows that there have been corrupt Police involved in this matter, will they close down the police force?