Tag Archive for Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch and Alex Salmond

Lord Soley

It should come as no surprise that Rupert Murdoch wants to back Alex Salmond’s independence policy. It’s the same policy that leads him to oppose EU membership. Anything that protects his power and diminishes the power of the regulator is his idea of good governance. Breaking up the United Kingdom weakens all the constituent parts.…

Leveson Inquiry

Lord Soley

Well – I knew there were some pretty dodgy operations going on at News International but I didn’t think the payments to the police and other organisations were as extensive as they apparently are. In the past I was hearing rumours of hacking, dodgy payments and off course, sexual harrassment  at the Sun but I was…

Lords and Commons out of sync

lordknight

This week sees the beginning of the long summer recess for both the Lords and Commons, but with the Lords working an extra day. This ought not be remarkable as long as events are proceeding in a normal way. But they are not. The Commons finish on Tuesday. For a small group of backbenchers who…

Power to summons

Lord Norton

I would just add a few words to what Lord Tyler has written about the power to subpoena witnesses.  I was asked yesterday by a journalist whether a select committee had the power to require someone who was not a UK citizen to appear before it.   I pointed out that select committees in the Commons …

News of the World

Lord Soley

I don’t like the News of the World but I like closing newspapers even less. This is Rupert Murdoch trying to get out of a very deep hole. What about the staff who are suddenly on the dole when no senior person loses their job and the main charges are still unanswered?  There are many…