Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch is selling Sky at the top of the market

14 December 2017 16:09

There are plenty of questions to be asked about the decision by Rupert Murdoch to sell 21st-Century Fox, including Sky…

Rupert Murdoch has helped me understand Jeremy Corbyn’s appeal

29 July 2017 16:00

For our 16th wedding anniversary, Caroline and I went to the Almeida Theatre to see Ink, a new play about Rupert…

Listen: Liam Fox savages Nick Clegg at Tory conference

2 October 2016 23:30

On Sunday afternoon both Boris Johnson and David Davis gave speeches on Brexit in the main hall at Conservative conference.…

Michael Gove returns to The Times

5 September 2016 8:00

In the aftermath of the Leave vote, it’s safe to say that not every Brexiteer’s career path has played out as…

How scheming ratbags spread lies on social media

3 September 2016 12:41

It’s a safe bet that any post starting ‘What the mainstream media won’t tell you’, or words to that effect,…

What ever will Corbyn say? Sadiq Khan attends Rupert Murdoch’s summer party

15 June 2016 17:26

Oh dear. Today Jeremy Corbyn surprised everyone by using his first question at PMQs to ask for an update on…

Vladimir Nabokov wades into the Brexit debate from the grave

13 May 2016 13:02

So far in the Brexit debate, a range of figures — from David Cameron to David Icke — have chipped in to…

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…

Welcome to the era of conspiracy-theory politics

14 September 2015 15:03

Who argues that a ‘shadow state’ controls Britain? That a gang of faraway, faceless suits ‘orchestrate public life from the…

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…

Rupert Murdoch comes out in support of Jeremy Corbyn

20 August 2015 10:32

First Russell Brand, and now Rupert Murdoch has joined the list of ‘endorsements Jeremy Corbyn might not actually want’. The…

Sell your Tory glory story: The Sun offers cash for Conservative testimonials

5 May 2015 16:34

Mr S reported over the weekend that Rupert Murdoch has jetted in to Britain ahead of the election. Now in the UK, the…

Rupert Murdoch jets into London to see off Miliband

2 May 2015 10:00

Ed Milband used his interview with Russell Brand as a chance to bash his arch-enemy Rupert Murdoch. The Labour leader…

The Sun gets cold feet about Labour

11 April 2015 10:00

Earlier this month the Sun‘s election website ran a story about their plans to back Labour. In the online article, they…

Rupert Murdoch calls Ed Miliband out on his debate boast

27 March 2015 14:04

Ed Miliband used last night’s election interview with Jeremy Paxman as an opportunity to blast the Murdoch press. The Labour leader told…

Who on earth does Margaret Hodge think she is?

10 March 2015 15:23

Most people, when they hear the word populist, will think of Marine Le Pen going mad about Muslim immigrants or…

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…

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…

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…