Boris Johnson has been caught out again over his close links to the Murdochs. After Political Scrapbook exposed secret meetings between the London mayor and News Corp staff — including Rupert Murdoch — as Met Police’s hacking investigation was launched, staff from BBC London have now uncovered new details of phone calls with senior executives. As […]

While Boris Johnson enjoys front-page coverage for a poll claiming the Tories would be one point behind Labour if he was in charge, Scrapbook has uncovered yet more evidence of City Hall’s attempts to hide secret meetings between the mayor and News International staff as the phone hacking scandal exploded. Correspondence between officials in City Hall […]

Journalists told that meetings were in online diary But dinner at Murdoch’s home was not disclosed Details then hidden in obscure area of City Hall website With the mainstream media following Scrapbook’s scoop on Boris Johnson’s undeclared meeting with Rupert Murdoch, a news report puts a hole in one of the excuses offered by Team Boris: […]

Salmond government refused to comment on allegations Murdoch accused of pressuring Scottish prosecutors Cover-up over NOTW meetings with Edinburgh police Scottish government telephones were targeted for phone hacking, it has been claimed. The news comes despite the refusal of Alex Salmond’s administration — backed by Rupert Murdoch — to comment on allegations said to have had […]

Murdoch senior’s testimony to the Leveson Inquiry might have finished, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to! Scrapbook presents a new and up-to-date version of the Ask Murdoch search engine, guaranteed to be helpful to government ministers looking to ingratiate themselves with the NewsCorp boss. Warning: may be prone to convenient memory lapses.

Rupert Murdoch’s written evidence to the Leveson Inquiry reveals that News International planned to launch a Free School with the support of Michael Gove. The documents reveal Murdoch planned to discuss founding the school with Gove after News International’s plans to fund an Academy in East London fell through against a backdrop of protest. Opposition to […]