Murdoch paper makes the case for Leveson Part 2 – Brian Cathcart

27 09 2017

Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times has got itself into a revealing tangle about Part Two of the Leveson Inquiry, accidentally demonstrating why the case for it is so strong even though company policy is to oppose it. Read the rest of this entry »





Tulisa, Mercer and Yeo: the Journalistic Sting and the Public Interest

26 07 2013

TulisaOver the past couple of months the tabloids, the broadsheets and the broadcasters have been entertaining us with “journalistic sting” stories.  Politicians and celebrities have been caught out by fictitious lobbying companies and the “fake sheikh”. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Judge rejects call to step down from Cruddas Libel Trial

27 06 2013

Peter CruddasThe judge whose decision on meaning in the libel battle between former Tory co-treasurer Peter Cruddas and the Sunday Times was partially overturned by the Court of Appeal has rejected an application by the newspaper that he should let another judge conduct the trial of the case. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Cruddas v Calvert, Sunday Times appeal allowed in part, no allegation of criminal corruption

21 06 2013

Peter CruddasThe Court of Appeal have allowed the appeal of the Sunday Times in the libel case brought former Conservative Party Treasurer, Peter Cruddas ([2013] EWCA Civ 748) against the ruling of Mr Justice Tugendhat that the published articles made an allegation of corruption contrary to the criminal law ([2013] EWHC 1427 (QB)).  The Court set aside the orders striking out the defence of justification and entering judgment for the claimant.  The trial will now have to proceed. Read the rest of this entry »





Propaganda from the Sunday Times – Brian Cathcart

21 10 2012

The Sunday Times is once again breathtakingly one-sided about Leveson. It’s Focus-page treatment of the issue – under the ludicrous headline “CENSORED” – is little more than a lengthy puff for the line now being taken by most editors and proprietors, and a few pages later the leading article bangs away on the same feeble points. Read the rest of this entry »