Andy Coulson

Brooks comes to Cameron’s aid, perhaps unintentionally

19 July 2011 19:38

Rebekah Brooks’s  appearance before the Culture Media and Sport Committee was largely uneventful. Most of the questions addressed her editorship of…

The crisis gets closer to the Tories

19 July 2011 19:06

The news that Neil Wallis was informally advising Andy Coulson without the knowledge of any of the other senior figures…

Dominic Grieve is a bigger scandal than Andy Coulson

19 July 2011 2:15

The public may not be much interested in the Murdoch Affair but the importance of an issue is not measured…

Tonight’s developments

18 July 2011 22:09

The untimely death of Sean Hoare is dominating tomorrow’s front pages. But on The Guardian front page there’s also a…

Phone hacking tempest forces Cameron to shorten trip again

18 July 2011 16:34

David Cameron’s long-planned trip to Africa has been foreshortened again. He will now return on Tuesday evening, as opposed to Wednesday…

How Cameron can regain some initiative

18 July 2011 12:51

The phone hacking scandal has now been leading the news for a fortnight straight. When a story has been on…

At the PM’s pleasure…

15 July 2011 16:56

Here is the list that James referred to earlier in full: Guests to Chequers from May 2010 to present Government…

Cameron comes clean

15 July 2011 16:12

Later on today, Downing Street will reveal all of David Cameron’s meetings with newspaper / media proprietors and editors since…

Clegg contra the British Establishment

14 July 2011 9:32

In some ways, Gordon Brown’s absurd speech yesterday evening felt like the crest of a wave. It’s not that the…

A day like no other

13 July 2011 15:20

Was there ever a PMQs like this? The mood was like a revolutionary court. On the central issue – the…

News Corp withdraws its bid for BSkyB

13 July 2011 14:38

Two things struck me about PMQs today and the Prime Minister’s statement on the forthcoming public inquiry. First, the Prime…

Hunt flounders in very choppy water

11 July 2011 18:14

Jeremy Hunt’s statement today confirmed that News Corps’ takeover bid for BSkyB was being referred to the Competition Commission. But…

The latest phone hacking revelations

10 July 2011 20:04

The latest report from Robert Peston about how William Lewis has been cleaning house at News International makes for dramatic reading.…

Brooks stands firm

9 July 2011 17:56

More fuel for the firestorm: this time, a letter by Rebekah Brooks, answering questions put to her by the Home…

The story sticks to No.10

9 July 2011 12:40

Big and bold, the contraction “No.10” appears on most of this morning’s front pages. Or, failing that, the words “former…

Miliband is running out of attacks — but he’ll use what he’s got

8 July 2011 16:50

It’s a strange thing, amid all venom and spite over the phone hacking scandal, how the three main parties are…

Cameron makes poor start on the long road back

8 July 2011 10:59

This was David Cameron’s most difficult press conference since becoming Tory leader. The Prime Minister refused to distance himself from…

A newspaper has died, and the recriminations are only just beginning

8 July 2011 9:06

The blood of the News of the World is sprayed right across the front pages this morning. And yet there’s…

Cameron’s Coulson problems may be getting bigger

6 July 2011 16:41

The Guardian’s story that News International believes that Rebekah Brooks was on holiday when Milly Dowler’s phone was allegedly hacked…

Miliband takes the battle honours

6 July 2011 15:09

Wow. That was a hell of a session. It shouldn’t have been but it was. A few days ago Mr…