Andy Coulson

Andy Coulson’s PR exercise hits a bum note

26 August 2016 16:47

When Andy Coulson stepped down as David Cameron’s director of communications in 2011 over phone hacking allegations, it made front…

Revealed: the Andy Coulson joke that Nick Clegg cut from his conference speech

28 July 2015 10:46

Although Nick Clegg is under increasing pressure in some quarters to write a tell-all book about his time in coalition,…

Podcast: the high priests of health and the collapse of Andy Coulson’s perjury trial

4 June 2015 9:02

Is the NHS bossing around the British people too much? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Douglas Murray and Christopher Snowden discuss this week’s Spectator cover…

‘Not every lie amounts to perjury’ – why Andy Coulson’s case collapsed

3 June 2015 12:57

When the perjury trial against former News of the World editor Andy Coulson opened at Edinburgh, things looked rather bleak…

Paul Dacre: Watch out, BBC. The political class may come for you next

29 October 2014 12:46

The below is an edited version of a speech given yesterday by Paul Dacre to the NewstrAid Benevolent Fund, a charity…

Should Cameron be worried about Neville Thurlbeck’s New Year surprise?

28 October 2014 11:55

Given how close the phone-hacking scandal got to the heart of Downing Street, the Tories will be hoping nothing will…

Hacking Trial: the movie

5 July 2014 12:38

We may have had the verdicts and the sentences in the hacking trial, but the biggest question remains unanswered: who’s…

Phone hacking: Andy Coulson jailed for 18 months

4 July 2014 11:04

Andy Coulson has this morning been jailed for 18 months for conspiracy to hack phones. He was sentenced at the…

The War on Rupert Murdoch is the Real Story of the Hacking Saga.

27 June 2014 0:21

The hacking scandal was about many things but the way in which it has played-out and, crucially, been reported reminds…

Boulton and Co

26 June 2014 15:45

Journalists do, occasionally, say something nice about politicians. It does not happen very often; but, when it does, it’s usually…

Convict the guilty. Keep the press free

25 June 2014 16:46

We have not heard much from Hugh Grant this week. Nor from Max Mosley, Steve Coogan or any of the…

Ed Miliband bruises Cameron over Coulson. But will it make a difference?

25 June 2014 16:38

The pressure was all on Miliband today. With Cameron hurt, he needed to show that he can still press home…

Attorney General was inside No 10 when Cameron recorded Coulson statement

25 June 2014 15:16

Mr Justice Saunders, who presided over the phone hacking trial, is not impressed with David Cameron and Ed Miliband. He has branded…

The hacking trial has seen the Tories unite, but may have damaged Cameron’s character

25 June 2014 13:35

Today must have been the first that David Cameron thought ‘thank goodness for the Leveson report’ as he prepared for…

Gus O’Donnell: I was not involved in Coulson’s appointment

25 June 2014 13:24

David Cameron’s claim at PMQs that Gus O’Donnell had been asked at Leveson about whether he had offered any warnings…

David Cameron: I’m sorry for my ‘wrong decision’ in hiring Andy Coulson

24 June 2014 13:39

In the past few minutes, David Cameron has apologised in Downing Street for a ‘wrong decision’ in hiring Andy Coulson.…

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson had a six-year-long affair

31 October 2013 15:17

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson had an affair that lasted at least six years, a jury heard today. A letter…

A history of spinners, from Robert Walpole to Damian McBride and Andy Coulson

28 September 2013 10:00

A full colour Andy Coulson looms ominously behind a black and white David Cameron on the front cover of Andrew…

CCHQ is already carrying out Andy Coulson’s GQ advice on Ukip

3 September 2013 8:55

The Conservative party may have lost its summer momentum, but at least it isn’t worrying about Ukip at the moment.…

Ed Miliband and David Cameron get personal in PMQs

3 July 2013 13:53

When Ed Miliband began at PMQs by asking about Egypt, it looked like he was going to do six high-minded…