A simply astonishing column from Chris Huhne in today’s Guardian, in which he uses the jailing of Andy Coulson as a proxy to whinge about his own encounter with the criminal justice system: “The custodial sentences are ridiculous; they serve no public purpose. The conviction itself will be the most severe part of Coulson’s punishment. […]

With David Cameron falsely claiming at PMQs that the UK’s former top civil servant was asked at the Leveson Inquiry whether he had raised concerns about Andy Coulson, the Tories seem to be spinning a weak line — via James Forsyth in the Spectator — that this had been “addressed” in Gus O’Donnell’s written submission to […]

Former News Of The World royal editor and convicted phone hacker Clive Goodman tells hacking trial of the rats-in-a-sack attitude to “industrial scale” phone hacking at the paper — they were even doing it to each other! “It got to the level when [a senior journalist who cannot be named] was hacking the editor Andy Coulson’s […]

David Cameron’s former director of communications Andy Coulson appeared on the Christmas 1997 special edition of sports panel show They Think It’s All Over – and whacked himself in the head with a mask of boxer Frank Bruno. The then showbiz hack was attempting to illustrate a Sun scoop which revealed the boxer had quit the Spice […]

An MoD official, charged alongside Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson as part of Operation Elvden, was involved with organising visits to Afghanistan for officials. Bettina Jordan Barber’s LinkedIn profile shows her to be an Afghanistan Visits Strategy Officer: Operation Elveden is looking into allegations of inappropriate payments to police and public officials. Jordan-Barber is alleged to have […]

UPDATE: Two years later and Coulson has now been charged With former News Of The World editor and Number 10 adviser Andy Coulson detained by Strathclyde Police for alleged perjury during the trial of Tommy Sheridan. Let’s take a look at what he told the court under oath. On Glenn Mulcaire’s phone hacking: “I never knew […]

William Hague came out fighting for Rupert Murdoch after a report from MPs branded him “not a fit person” to run an international company. This is from the man who worked for the News of the World as one of their highest paid columnists, earning over £400,000 from it and his publishing deals. Rowing back […]