John Prescott and Andrew Neil discuss the Andy Coulson resignation
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Prescott and Neil on Andy Coulson's resignation

The prime minister's communications chief Andy Coulson has resigned, blaming coverage of the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

Mr Coulson said coverage had "made it difficult for me to give the 110% needed in this role".

He faced pressure after claims about phone hacking while he was editor.

Newsnight invited the former deputy Prime Minister, Lord Prescott, and the former editor of the Sunday Times, Andrew Neil, to discuss the story with Stephanie Flanders.

  • 21 Jan 2011