The Independent have, to use the vernacular, torn lobbyists Bell Pottinger a new one this morning with a hidden camera laying bare their pitch to undercover journalists. Posing as representatives of Uzbek president Islam Karimov, whose repertoire includes boiling his political opponents alive, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism recorded the spinners’ boasts of access to […]

As the post-Coulson rumour mill trundles onward, spokesmen for Osborne and Clegg Ramesh Chhabra and Rae Stewart both enter the running with Ladbrokes at 16/1 alongside Deputy Editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe Iain Martin at 25/1. Here is our recap of the main runners: Ian Birrell (5/4) – Birrell left his job as  deputy editor of The […]