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Time to move on over phone hacking, according to Society of Editors

President of the Society of Editors says it is time to "move on" from phone-hacking scandal.

President of the Society of Editors Donald Martin today insisted it was time to "move on" from the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World.

Speaking at the Society's annual conference in Glasgow the Sunday Post editor admitted that "phone tapping and data blagging provide genuine concerns for all those worried about responsible journalism". But he added: "That legitimate debate is becoming increasingly corrosive and often hijacked for political reasons that owe little to high-minded concerns over responsible journalism."

Martin's comments come after police last week passed a new dossier of evidence about phone-hacking at the News of the World to the Crown Prosecution Service following new revelations earlier this year in the New York Times and other news outlets.

Dominc Ponsford is Editor of Press Gazette. To read more on this story, visit Press Gazette.

Dominic Ponsford is editor of Press Gazette