Opinion: “Will the Conservatives suffer collateral damage from the CMS report?” – Martin Moore

2 05 2012

Four and a half members of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee have put their Conservative colleagues in an awfully tricky position.

Therese Coffey, Louise Mensch, Philip Davies and Damian Collins voted as a block on 10 of the 16 proposed amendments in the CMS Select Committee report into whether Parliament had been by News International. Three of them (TC, LM, and PD) voted as a bloc on 13 of the 16 amendments. They were on the losing side against five Labour members and a Liberal Democrat. Read the rest of this entry »

Book Review – “Dial M For Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain -Tom Watson and Martin Hickman” – Athalie Matthews

2 05 2012

Those who saw Rupert Murdoch’s evidence to the Leveson Inquiry last week will know that the Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corp is choosy about his reading  material – so selective in fact that Lord Justice Leveson felt the need to send the 81-year-old billionaire away with some homework (reading the Mosley judgment). Read the rest of this entry »