Corby MP turned NYC resident and Sun on Sunday columnist Louise Mensch is threatening to sue for libel over a tweet by journalist Peter Jukes, phone hacking trial journalist and author of The Fall of the House of Murdoch. Jukes’ remark on Twitter — which Scrapbook shall not be repeating — referenced both Mensch’s role as an MP on the Media Select […]

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 […]

Under pressure Boris Johnson turned the air blue for the second time in the mayoral race this morning. Challenged over revelations that he sought commercial sponsorship from News International — at the same time they were being investigated by the police force which he controls — Boris ranted at the BBC’s London political editor: “Stuff […]

UPDATE: Highlights of Watson’s statement: Watson highlighted close links between News International and Southern Investigations, the firm for which Daniel Morgan and his suspected murderers worked Particularly, Watson highlighted the extremely close relationship between Southern Investigations’ Jonathan Rees and News Of The World’s Alex Marunchak Watson requested information from government minister Nick Herbert on a […]

The Guardian are reporting that Gordon Brown and his family were the subject of a News International hacking and blagging operation which targeted bank accounts, legal files and his son’s medical records. Revelations that The Sun obtained access to Fraser Brown’s confidential health files — while he was still an infant — may lead to […]

UPDATE: Oh my God, we killed the News of the World. James Murdoch has announced that not only will this Sunday’s paper carry no commercial advertising, it will also be the last issue.    UPDATE: In an unprecedented move, the News of the World have announced that they have pulled all advertising from this Sunday’s edition. […]

A senior editor described as “very close” to News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been suspended by the News Of The World. It is thought Ian Edmondson was given his marching orders from Wapping owing to two key phone hacking cases, those of actress Sienna Miller and Nicola Phillips, assistant to celebrity publicist Max Clifford. Edmondson, […]

Lanarkshire politics has often been described as “hairy arsed” with most political careers filled with spectacular highs and lows. In that spirit former MSP Tommy Sheridan really has suffered the most remarkable fall from grace. Having made a name for himself campaigning against the poll tax Sheridan got himself elected first to Glasgow City Council […]