Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks ‘did not know’ about Mulcaire’s £92,000-a-year contract, trial hears – Martin Hickman

21 02 2014

Rebekah BrooksDay 56: Rebekah Brooks did not know that Glenn Mulcaire was on a £92,000-a-year contract with the News of the World, she told the phone hacking trial today.  The paper had an annual £30 million editorial budget when she was editor. Read the rest of this entry »





Should police officers be prohibited from suing individuals for libel? – A “Liberty” proposal

21 02 2014

LibertyLast week, the civil liberties and human rights Liberty announced that it was seeking to intervene in the libel claim brought by PC Toby Rowland against Andrew Mitchell MP arising out of the so-called “Plebgate” scandal.  This raises an interesting issue as to the extent to which public officials should be able to sue ordinary citizens for libel. Read the rest of this entry »