Category Archives: Phone Hacking

The Phone Hacking Scandal that has rumbled on for a number of years is finally coming to a head and whilst the News of the World are the main culprits it is clear that many more have been involved.

The T word


In the furore over a single man and his girlfriend, the idea that John Whittingdale was in a position to determine alone what line the Government took on the post Levenson decisions has never once been challenged by anyone within … Continue reading

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Sentences I don’t understand


The value of custodial sentences for Andy Coulson and his fellow conspirators is surely questionable. As a society that locks up far more people than most of our neighbours his punishment is something that is hard to justify in terms of the best … Continue reading

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A strange point of principle


As the discussions on the regulation of the Press begin in the Privy Council today, there will be one Councillor unavailable to be called. As has been widely reported John Prescott has resigned from the group, apparently because the Prime Minister has colluded … Continue reading

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End the farce at New Scotland Yard!


As part of the famous handbag scene in Oscar Wilde’s farce, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Bracknell declares ‘To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness.’ This same epithet … Continue reading

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The compromise in British Policing


It seems clear that one of the reasons why Neil Wallis was appointed as advisor to the Metropolitan Police was that he was close to Andy Coulson who was then Advisor to David Cameron and seemed destined to move with … Continue reading

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The taste of ones own medicine


The headlines today are a culmination of the story that has been running for several years, but perhaps things are now drawing to a head? This story is of course something relatively localised to one group of people out of … Continue reading

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