Rebekah Brooks

Maxine Peake is wrong: Margaret Thatcher and Rebekah Brooks are feminist role models

25 January 2016 17:05

Margaret Thatcher has been out of power for twenty-six years and dead for three, but in our brave new world…

Friends reunited: David Cameron makes a return to the Murdoch party scene

23 December 2015 11:28

During the general election campaign, David Cameron’s close relationship with Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks was regularly used as a whacking…

Rebekah Brooks returns to News UK to head up Rupert Murdoch’s empire

2 September 2015 14:53

It’s all change at News UK today after it was confirmed that Rebekah Brooks will be making a triumphant return to…

Justine Miliband rushes to her husband’s defence

10 March 2015 17:49

Justine Miliband has given an interview to the BBC, a sort of ‘back my husband, my hero’ contribution to the…

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…

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…

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…

Will David Cameron meet Rebekah Brooks? It’s a ‘nightmare scenario’ for the PM

26 June 2014 17:47

A visibly emotional Rebekah Brooks has just delivered her first public comment since her acquittal in the hacking trial. Flanked…

Audio: Rebekah Brooks’ statement after hacking trial acquittal

26 June 2014 17:02

The former chief executive of News International Rebekah Brooks and her husband have given the following statement outside her London…

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…

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,…

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…

The Great Reckoning

28 October 2012 16:35

In my Observer column today, I talk about the scourging of Britain’s failed elite. To give readers an idea of…

Phone hacking: today’s charges

24 July 2012 11:30

The Crown Prosecution Service this morning charged eight suspects in relation to phone hacking. These suspects, including Rebekah Brooks Andy…

How close is too close?

15 June 2012 9:15

David Cameron acquitted himself well at Leveson yesterday, as he does in all such events.  But it was odd to…

Cameron: SpAds answer to me

14 June 2012 16:00

David Cameron was visibly rattled by Robert Jay QC, Counsel to the Leveson Inquiry, earlier today. Counsel was examining the relationship between…

Cameron’s difficult morning

14 June 2012 13:15

David Cameron’s morning at the Leveson Inquiry has not been a pleasant experience for him. In the opening hour or…

Brooks charges mean more trouble for Cameron

15 May 2012 11:02

The news that Rebekah Brooks and Charlie Brooks have been charged with perverting the course of justice means that there’ll…

Embarrassment for Cameron, trouble for Hunt

11 May 2012 16:54

Rebekah Brooks’s testimony at Leveson was embarrassing for the Prime Minister — but no worse than that. I suspect that…