Articles tagged with Rupert Murdoch
by Ian Kirby / 09 May 2012 12:22
Almost seven years ago, I introduced David Cameron to Andy Coulson. None of us knew then, as we bonded over crab cakes at Christopher’s Restaurant just off the Strand, what the real consequences of that meeting would be.
A simple lunch was the first stage in an extended mating ritual that would ultimately lead the fresh-faced Tory leader into the Chipping Norton set, and the clutches of News International. For Andy, it was
by Caroline Crampton / 26 Apr 2012 10:14
There was a lot of chatter about yesterday to the effect that Murdoch's appearance at the Leveson Inquiry and the storm surrounding Jeremy Hunt came at a very fortunate time for the government, because it diverted attention from the news that GDP estimates put the UK back in recession - the so-called double dip that commentators such as David Blanchflower have been filling column inches with since the coalition came into power.
by Caroline Crampton / 25 Apr 2012 14:32
Jeremy Hunt is still culture secretary, for now. Despite call of "resign in the chamber!" during his statement to the House of Commons, his position seems slightly more secure than it appeared earlier on today. There are three reasons for this.
Firstly, at the moment he has the prime minister's "full support". Tory backbenchers took a cue from their leader and refrained for baying for his blood, too.
Watch the moment when
by Caroline Schelle / 25 Apr 2012 10:04
Murdoch was questioned by a representative of Associated Newspapers, which owns the Daily Mail as well as a representative from the National Union of Journalists.
The representative from Associated Newspapers asks about the role of commercial interest in editorial policy and refers to references about the Daily Mail’s campaign against News Corp’s BSkyB bid. The representative also points out that it does not reflect Paul Dacre’s personal editorial views.
Murdoch said that
by Ben Duckworth / 25 Apr 2012 09:59
“He’s fine” – this succinct text from one of Jeremy Hunt’s supporters last night was in response to a question from me about how resilient the culture secretary was feeling. Jeremy Hunt is a man whose previously smooth progress through life has now hit a huge obstacle. While the atmosphere around him is febrile, it is true that he has not yet been given an opportunity to give his side of the story on
by Charlotte Henry / 27 Mar 2012 09:48
It's been one of the worst kept secrets around Wesmintster that the murky world of lobbying, and the issues of party funding that surround it, were going to be the next great political scandal. The recent busting of Bell Pottinger may prove to be a mere starter, if the boasts of former Tory treasurer Peter Cruddas are found to have any foundation.
Do I think David Cameron is corrupt? Well no, not in
by Oliver Wiseman / 19 Jan 2012 13:33
“I like film, I like karaoke, I like football matches.”
This is why Tom Watson joined the culture, media and sport select committee in 2009, as the Labour MP told the Hansard Society yesterday.
In a speech titled ‘Parliament and the phone hacking scandal’, Watson revealed that when he took up his place on the committee, he had been “99% certain” he would stand down at the 2010 election.
by Caroline Crampton / 27 Sep 2011 11:20
Ivan Lewis has just finished delivering an impassioned speech to the Labour conference in Liverpool, in which he sought to move Labour further away from Rupert Murdoch and News International. In what he called a “message to Mr Murdoch,” he said:
"Your newspapers and Sky TV are popular with millions of British people. Some people in our movement might find that uncomfortable but it's true.
"However – and yes conference we should
by Caroline Crampton / 26 Jul 2011 15:37
The most immediately notable fact is that he met with Rebekah Brooks five times in that time. He also had two meetings with James Murdoch, two with Rupert Murdoch, and one with Elisabeth Murdoch.
The list includes receptions and
by Caroline Crampton / 20 Jul 2011 12:32
“Stop hunting feeble conspiracy theories and start rising to the level of events.”
Thus David Cameron accused Ed Milband of chasing shadows, marking the start of what was clearly intended to be a fightback on the phone hacking issue after the prime minister’s absence in Africa over the past few days.
His statement was short and to the point, and included quite a bit of detail about the remit of the
by Dylan Sharpe / 19 Jul 2011 10:07
Here’s a little game to start with. There are two Guardian articles I’d like to bring to your attention. The first, by Hilary Wainwright of Red Pepper: AV's not perfect, but we need it for plurality – published Monday 31 January and all about the AV referendum. The second, by columnist Jackie Ashley: The sleepwalk into a state of winks and nods must end – published Monday 18 July about phone hacking.
by Tom Greeves / 18 Jul 2011 09:08
Never let it be said that I capture or anticipate popular opinion – and certainly not when it comes to media matters.
I recently tweeted that Johann Hari is a great writer. Less than a week later he announced that he was prone to lifting quotations wholesale and presenting them as remarks he had extracted from interviewees - whilst denying that such arrant behaviour constituted plagiarism.
I began tweeting only under