Phone hacking

How will the Guardian and the BBC cover the Trinity Mirror phone hacking?

26 January 2015 16:51

Trinity Mirror have admitted that they published 71 stories which were enabled by phone-hacking. Now eight cases are due to come before…

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…

Sorry Dave, it’s Boris and Farage for Charlie Brooks

19 July 2014 18:58

The other darling of the CLA Game Fair — alongside former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson — was Charlie Brooks (aka Mr…

Aha! Steve Coogan sticks it to Rupert Murdoch

7 July 2014 16:49

Mr S would like to draw your attention to two separate articles in the Guardian, which he passes on without…

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…

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…

Can Labour weaken Cameron with the hacking trial verdict?

25 June 2014 8:57

The phone hacking jury will only be about an hour into their continued deliberations when Ed Miliband stands up at…

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.…

Tom Watson and Alex Marunchak keep it civil at the Savile

3 April 2014 17:23

The potential for brouhaha lurks on any party guest list; but the stakes are not often as high as they…

Evan Harris glugs with the enemy

20 March 2014 12:45

Gongs all round at the Paddy Power Political Book of the Year Award at the Imax cinema in Waterloo. It…

Rebekah Brooks’s ‘Hutton style’ email

19 February 2014 14:34

People pay Tony Blair handsomely for his PR advice; but, today, thanks to the hacking trial at the Old Bailey,…

Own a piece of media history

10 January 2014 16:06

Fancy owning a slice of media history? Or living in a notorious crime scene? Well now you can lay your…

Murdoch son-in-law ‘clarifies’ that the PM did come to his party after all

5 November 2013 9:42

You know how it is. You’ve had a heavy night, everyone has left your party and empty bottles are all that…

Cameron and Osborne supping with Murdoch – again

4 November 2013 17:16

It was PR guru Matthew Freud’s 50th birthday on Saturday: he and his wife, Elisabeth Murdoch, hosted a fairly lavish…

Edward Snowden and the Guardian have started a debate…in the Kremlin and Beijing

11 October 2013 15:14

I was on the Daily Politics earlier, discussing the Guardian / Snowden leaks and debating against a representative from the…

Who speaks for the British press?

4 December 2012 17:57

At the end of the editors’ meeting in 10 Downing St today, there was an awkward moment when someone asked…