Category Archives: Phone Hacking

Why won’t Scottish Government say if phones were hacked?

Scotland’s top civil servant Sir Peter Housden is unlikely to have Willie Rennie on his Christmas card list, particularly as the Scottish Liberal Democrat leader has complained about him so many times. Even so, Sir Peter’s non committal reply to … Continue reading

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A debate to inspire public confidence?

There are landmark occasions in every Parliament. I remember writing about the Holyrood debate on the release of Megrahi a couple of years ago that there are times when you really want your parliamentarians to step up to the plate … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg’s speech on media reform in full

This morning Deputy PM Nick Clegg gave an impressive speech on freedom, accountability and plurality of the media, in which he outlined the Liberal Democrat view of these things. There was some powerful stuff in here about the nature of … Continue reading

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Wanted: P45 for Mrs Brooks

I spent probably too much of yesterday following PMQs, David Cameron’s statement on the phone hacking enquiry and the Hacked Off Campaign’s press conference outside 10 Downing Street. By the end of the day, we had been assured of a … Continue reading

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Vince Cable: Liberal Democrats vote on Murdoch without fear or favour

I tip my hat at Lib Dem Voice and the Divine Ms Duffett, who had this first, but I thought it was worth sharing. I was slightly rueful watching Jeremy Hunt, Culture Secretary, make the statement yesterday in the House … Continue reading

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Willie Rennie tries to pin Alex Salmond down on News International dealings

A phrase including the words jelly and wall comes to mind, but we shall see……….. I said yesterday that Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie had got out his wooden spoon as regards Alex Salmond’s locking-stable-door-after-horse-bolted comments about News International. … Continue reading

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Back from holiday. Have I missed anything…………?

So, I’m back from my week’s break in the highlands refreshed and  relaxed. It’s normally quite quiet this time of year so I expect nothing much to have happened.  Just off out to buy a News of the World to … Continue reading

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