Articles tagged with Ed Miliband
by Francesca Preece / 20 Jul 2011 13:34
Is it over yet? Can we mere mortals live a hacking-free existence in our lifetime? Well, judging by the endless coverage, it doesn’t seem so.
The never-ending story is not on its last page, sadly. Yesterday the Murdochs appeared before the select committee in a gruelling three-hour Q&A where Rupert Murdoch was served humble pie and a protester was shown the door with a helping hand from wife Wendi.
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 Caroline Crampton / 20 Jul 2011 10:44
*** UPDATE 25/07/2011 11:30 ***
The Labour Party have just published an 'updated' list of Miliband's meetings with the media.
There's been a couple of addition. Most notably, on 24 March, Ed had a 'social' meeting with Colin Myler, editor of the News of the World.
Two questions arise from this that Miliband will need to have quick answes to if he's to maintain his stance over the phone
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 Matt Foster / 13 Jul 2011 13:10
The Prime Minister has revealed the vast scope of the public inquiry to be held into the phone hacking scandal. The inquiry will be led by Lord Justice Leveson and Cameron said he hoped it would report back within the next twelve months.
As well as investigating the specifics of the scandal, the Prime Minister promised that the single inquiry, split into two parts, would look into wider issues including regulation of the
by Caroline Crampton / 13 Jul 2011 12:32
Today’s PMQs performance marked a shift in strategy by David Cameron. Previously, he’s sought to remain personally aloof from the phone hacking scandal, refusing to be overt in his criticism of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson in favour of attempting to address the broader issues raised by the scandal.
Looking visibly rattled, the prime minister now seems to have decided that preserving his reputation is more important. Facing noisy derision from the Labour
by Francesca Preece / 13 Jul 2011 11:57
David Cameron was an exciting prospect in 2005 – the Conservatives’ very own Tony Blair. He could speak off the cuff, he was appealing, attractive (well, for a politician!) media-friendly, sharp and a stark change from the usual suspects in the so-called 'nasty party'.
As a young campaigner eager to see a Tory government in my lifetime (or at least in my adult life), I was hopeful that David Cameron was
by Nik Darlington / 13 Jul 2011 09:04
There are points in politics when everything changes. A moment passes and what came before can never be the same again. Gordon Brown had any number of those moments in the final stages of his premiership. Uppermost in people’s recent memory might be the in-car contretemps over Gillian Duffy. For my mind, the revelations about Damien McBride most damaged Mr Brown’s integrity as a prime minister, when he accepted ‘full responsibility’ for McBride’s wrongdoings.
by Gareth Hill / 11 Jul 2011 14:19
BBC reports that emails have been given to authorities which suggest the News of the World bought contact details of high ranking members of the Royal family from a royal protection officer.
Ed Miliband calls for the public inquiry to start immediately and for the BSKYB bid to be withdrawn. Nick Clegg says he think the BSKYB bid should be withdrawn not temporarily but for good.
by Caroline Crampton / 11 Jul 2011 13:45
Jeremy Hunt will be making a statement about the BSkyB takeover in the Commons this afternoon around 4.30. In an unusual move, the opposition's response will come not from their shadow culture secretary, Ivan Lewis, but from Labour leader Ed Miliband.
Ed Miliband has already performed very strongly over the phone hacking scandal (his PMQs last week was a triumph of strategy, for starters). It makes sense to bring that momentum to
by Gareth Hill / 11 Jul 2011 12:35
This has been a good week for Ed Miliband. It was only seven days ago that he was the subject of ridicule by the media for his robotic interview technique. How times have changed. He's now slowly maneuvering himself into a position as a figurehead against Murdoch.
The Labour leader showed renewed confidence in his press conference this morning, ignited by his PMQs win last week, and was quick to continue
by Jerry Hayes / 07 Jul 2011 08:45
After the whoops of salacious joy from media rivals at seeing Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks being paraded along the streets of London before being hanged drawn and quartered at Tyburn, I am not entirely sure that a public inquiry over phone hacking will be in their best interests.
No wonder the politicians are so cock a hoop. The public exposure of the fetid corruption that has led to the most appalling and