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Cameron emerges battered from stormy debate

Cameron emerges battered from stormy debate
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A stormy emergency session of parliament saw Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron defending his integrity and admitting he regretted hiring a journalist at the heart of a phone hacking scandal.

Analysts claim Cameron emerged from the debate looking battered but still standing after facing lawmakers in the row which has rocked the country.

Despite the Labour leader calling his appointment of a former News of the World editor, a catastrophic error of judgement, Cameron refused to apologise.

Andy Coulson has since resigned and has subsequently been arrested for his alleged role in the widespread culture of phone-hacking at the now defunct Murdoch owned newspaper.