So, Ms Brooks was ‘on holiday’ when the whole sorry business transpired. Mobile phones plainly hadn’t been invented, then.
If she had read Freud’s Jokes and their relationship to the unconscious she would have had the perfect defence:
‘Firstly, I never ordered the hacking of the phone, Secondly, the phone had already been hacked when I ordered it, and thirdly, the phone was unhacked when I rescinded my order to hack phones.’
So much more convincing than ‘I was on holiday’, don’t you think?
A prize to anyone who can mix holidays and Freud effectively.