Tag Archives: Tony Blair

BBC top duo of Entwistle and Patten caught asleep at the wheel as Jimmy Savile horror story unfolds

You have to feel for new BBC director-general George Entwistle – no, not that way – who has walked into the biggest minefield the corporation has faced since Andrew Gilligan’s carelessly-worded (but true) allegation about Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell’s ...

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Peter Mandelson’s Global LLP deal with WPP spins off to a good start

One WPP investment that looks to be paying off is Peter Mandelson’s Global Counsel LLP, a limited partnership that aims to help companies expand in new markets. WPP took a minority stake in the business formed by the former business ...

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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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Craig Oliver and Norman Smith Leveson spat shows why spinners and hacks will always hate each other

The Leveson Inquiry entertainment goes on, with Tony Blair appearing earlier this week and being engagingly Tony-ish (the bastard), education secretary Michael Gove (a former employee of Rupert Murdoch as a journalist at the The Times) annoying his lordship with ...

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