Cameron standing by his man
David Cameron is standing by his man.
The line coming from his close allies is that he is not even contemplating asking Andy Coulson, his communications director, to resign.
One source insisted that no significant new facts had emerged since Mr Coulson had been appointed by the Tories, and said, "The past is the past. Mistakes were made but he paid a high price for them. There is a world of difference between what he did as a tabloid editor and what he does for us."
The source went on to say that if Mr Coulson was called to give evidence before the Commons Media Select Committee "that wouldn't change our view of him at all".
Everyone is now waiting to see what Yates of the Yard has to say about why the Metropolitan Police did not extend its inquiry to cover all those whose voicemail was hacked into and whether he will re-open the original investigation.
For now, the Tories are determined to tough this out.