Rebekah Brooks Resigns from News International

The Daily Mail reports:

Rebekah Brooks has sensationally resigned as chief executive of News International.

The decision to step down came amid deafening calls for her to quit by the likes of David Cameron, Ed Miliband and senior figures within News Corporation.

In an internal email to staff she announced she was standing down saying: ‘I feel a deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt.

‘I now need to concentrate on correcting the distortions and rebutting the allegations about my record as a journalist.’

News Corp announced that the 43-year-old is to be replaced by Tom Mockridge, chief executive of Sky Italia.

Pressure was mounting on her to quit after the second biggest shareholder at News Corp said she ‘must go’ and Elisabeth Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch’s daughter, allegedly said that Brooks had ‘f****** the company.’

David Cameron’s spokesman today said that the Prime Minister believes her resignation was the ‘right decision’.

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Nat Brown — Nat Brown is deputy managing editor of National Review Online.

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