William Hague cartoon
The former editor of the News of the World and advisor to the PM, Andy Ccoulson and Conservative, Foreign Secretary William Hague, in tricky professional fixes, spinning the metaphoric pizza doe stories in the House of Commons kitchen. The Foreign Secretary faced accusations in the media of being to close to a parliamentary special advisor he appointed and who later resigned in light of the press reports. But the minister was given the prime ministers 'full support', but he has consequently stepped down from his job to concentrate on other issues. The former editor, who had resigned as the PM's advisor and Director of Communications for the government, just prior to phone-hacking charges became a central figure in the Leveson Inquiry and on. In June 2014, he was found guilty of a charge of conspiracy to intercept voicemails and was sentenced to 18 months in prison. He will also face a retrial on two other charges the jury were unable to agree a verdict on.