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 […]
Presenting Louise Mensch, columnist for the Sunday Sun: The idea that Mr. Murdoch should reappear before the CMS committee is hysterical nonsense. The tape does him credit, in fact. — Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) July 4, 2013 Defending Murdoch for saying that phone hacking was “next to nothing”, Corby’s leading expatriot is certainly fulfilling the […]
Investigative hacks Exaro have caught Rupert Murdoch telling Sun journalists what he really thinks about phone hacking: “Why are the police behaving in this way? It’s the biggest inquiry ever, over next to nothing” The most humble day of his life, eh?
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 […]
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 […]
The geographic scope of the Leveson Inquiry into the phone hacking scandal could be widened with the news that Scottish solicitor Aamer Anwar will be making a submission to the investigation. The high-profile legal activist said: “We welcome the opportunity to make submissions to the Leveson Inquiry and will be highlighting the fact that criminality […]
Ex-News of the World editors who gave evidence in the Tommy Sheridan trial are feeling the pressure as Strathclyde police steps up Operation Rubicon – the Scottish investigation into phone hacking and alleged perjury. Scrapbook understands that testimony given by figures including Andy Coulson, Bob Bird (former Scottish editor) and Douglas Wight (former news editor) […]
Reliable sources tell Scrapbook that the Scottish aspect of the News of the World hacking scandal could start moving fast. Strathclyde Police HQ is a long way from Wapping.
The News of the World hacked multiple individuals connected with a libel trial, it has emerged. After Scots politician Tommy Sheridan told a court his mobile phone was targeted, the Daily Record has now reported that the newspaper also hacked its own star witness in the 2006 Sherdian v News Group Newspapers case. The revelation […]
Earlier today, the Culture Media and Sport select committee published a mine of new correspondence between the committee and key players in the phone hacking scandal. Here’s what we’ve learned so far: Clive Goodman wrote to News International after he was sacked for phone hacking, to make a claim for unfair dismissal. In the letter, […]