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Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party, said: 

"It is right that Rebekah Brooks has finally taken responsibility for the terrible events that happened on her watch, like the hacking of Milly Dowler's phone.

"No one in this country should exercise power without responsibility.

"But as I said when I called for her resignation ten days ago, this is not just about one individual but about the culture of an organisation.

"Rupert Murdoch says that NewsCorp has handled these allegations 'extremely well'.  He still hasn't apologised to the innocent victims of hacking. He clearly still doesn't get it.

"When he comes to House of Commons next week, people will expect him to start taking some responsibility and apologise for the illegal actions which happened in his organisation."

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