Piers’ performance showed why he’d be no good at poker

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Piers Morgan’s appearance before the Leveson Inquiry showed why the former Daily Mirror editor never sought fame and fortune as a poker player.

Despite his best endeavours to appear cool and confident, every emotion registered on his pudgy features.

He gave his evidence via video link from what looked disconcertingly like a padded cell – and his arrogance, disdain, annoyance, suspicion, defensiveness and petulance was plain to see.

He denied any knowledge of the phone-hacking alleged to have been routine practice at the Mirror. But 24 hours later one of his former reporters insisted nothing happened there without Morgan knowing all about it.

You must make up your own mind who’s telling the truth.

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