The evidence, including emails and texts, is out. When Adam Smith told Hunt that his decision not refer the BSkyB bid to the Competition Commission had an, erm, mixed reception, he replied: “… good to be a hate figure, Maggie would be proud of me!” In 1981 Margaret Thatcher famously waved Rupert Murdoch’s purchase of The Times […]

The Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) have been presented with options for reform of the shadow cabinet. Letters to MPs from Margaret Beckett and Tony Lloyd pave the way for ballots on 8 September for the size, composition and gender profile of the shadow cabinet and between 30 September and 7 October for its membership. The timetable is underpinned […]