Underscoring the closeness between the media mogul and the London mayor, Boris Johnson met with Rupert Murdoch for dinner again in March — and this time he bothered to declared it in his gifts and hospitality register. The disclosure of the meeting on the register lends credence to claims that Johnson’s staff staged a cover-up over […]
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 […]
The Mayor of London’s office has refused to deny claims that taxpayers’ will pick up the bill for him taking media mogul Rupert Murdoch to the women’s swimming finals this weekend. Following on from the news yesterday, questions had been raised over where the money would come from. The corporate hospitality tickets allocated to the […]
Boris Johnson has chosen to host Rupert Murdoch and his wife Wendi as his guests at an Olympic swimming final on Friday, underscoring his closeness to the media baron. The engagement is the first between the pair since Political Scrapbook exposed meetings which City Hall had attempted to hide from journalists and members of the […]
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 […]
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 […]
In language more strident than anyone had anticipated, the House of Commons’ media select committee have this to say about Rupert Murdoch: “We conclude, therefore, that Rupert Murdoch is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company.” Damning.
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.