Tag Archives: Gordon Brown

Murdochs nowhere to be seen, as heads begin to roll

Here comes a chopper to chop off your head… Well, Rebekah Brooks’ and Andy Coulson’s heads at any rate. Along with those of 6 other hacks from The News of the World (ob. 2011) and The Sun. It’s career death ...

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Leveson is side-tracked by the politicians but Rebekah Brooks’ day in court may be the clincher

The UK’s Leveson Inquiry into media ethics, set up by PM David Cameron to take the heat off politicians for their cosy relationships with law-breaking newspaper groups, has well and truly backfired. For Cameron and co obviously, because their cringe-making ...

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‘Granny Tax’ could end Osborne’s chances of becoming Tory leader and open the door to Boris

All these clever clogs chancellors of the UK exchequer come unstuck now and then (look at Gordon Brown) and hyper-ambitious current incumbent George Osborne (pictured) may just have made his big mistake by trying to sneak through his now-notorious ‘Granny ...

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The battle of Stephen Hester’s bonus is a PR disaster for all the parties

Well maybe not Labour leader Ed Miliband although it’s surprising that no-one has reminded him yet that RBS boss Stephen Hester’s generous deal at the nearly-nationalised bank was struck by former Labour PM Gordon Brown and chancellor Alistair Darling. And ...

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Tuesday September 29, 2009 at the Labour Party conference – was this the day the wheels came off the News Corporation chariot?

The scene was Brighton, England and embattled UK prime minister Gordon Brown had just tried (and mostly failed) to rally his battered troops. Leading Labour politicos at the party conference were no doubt looking forward to a few sustaining snifters ...

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UK’s Mail on Sunday fails to cash in on News of the World demise

This weekend’s Mail on Sunday trumpeted its status as the UK’s top selling Sunday newspaper with just over 2m sales but that must be a crushing disappointment to Associated Newspaper executives who saw MoS sales briefly hit 2.4m in the ...

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Hacking contagion spreads to other UK newspapers

Which might take some of the heat off Rupert Murdoch, facing blanket condemnation in the UK Parliament and demands that he drop News Corporation’s bid for BSkyB, except that the only new paper to be outed so far is the ...

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