I believe it was Virgin Records who used to make a fortune out of those useless compilation records ‘the best pile of old tat in the UK – ever’ or some such. And Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg (also deputy ...Read More »
Before the last UK general election the Liberal Democrats signed a ‘pledge’ not to increase student tuition fees. And then promptly agreed to them being tripled followed a Labour-instigated review by the ludicrous Lord Browne, former head of BP who ...Read More »
The extraordinary London Olympics and Paralympics have finally drawn to a close and, if anything, the Paralympics have outdone their big brother. Never more so than in last night’s closing ceremony that featured, among others, Rihanna (giving her insurers heart ...Read More »
What a busy week: Facebook IPO fiasco, Adam & Eve goes for mind-boggling £60m, Jeremy Hunt on way out and why aren’t we on Google News?
OK, let’s take it from the top: Facebook’s IPO was a fiasco as there was clearly information available about the company’s struggle to reach ad revenue targets that were made available to some investors (the big boys) and not the ...Read More »
For a couple of years at least the UK media markets have been defying gravity, showing reasonable growth (in the circumstances) despite a wider economy that’s stagnant at best. Over the weekend UK PM David Cameron (pictured) will be hobnobbing ...Read More »
UK culture secretary Jeremy Hunt is clinging to his job, will Rupert Murdoch puts the skids under PM David Cameron?
Former News International boss James Murdoch was up before the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics today and, while James escaped pretty well unscathed (in part due to his professed reluctance to read evening emails revealing phone hacking on a grand ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
One minute UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg is supporting (reluctantly-ish) his boss PM David Cameron in the latter’s decision to wield his veto to keep Britain out of something or other at the EU (nobody seems sure exactly what), ...Read More »
Now Bell Pottinger is dragged into the phone-hacking scandal as it tells News International boss Rebekah Brooks where to be arrested
Well this is all a bit peculiar and no mistake. The Daily Telegraph alleges that Lord Bell’s PR and lobbying company Bell Pottinger advised its client Rebekah Brooks (pictured), former editor of the News of the World, Sun and then ...Read More »