It’s a big day for the UK blogosphere. With the government tabling botched legislation which drags bloggers and small publishers into a regulation system which was designed for media corporations, 3pm is the deadline for the proposals to be amended or withdrawn. Here is what Tom Watson told LabourList earlier: “It is clear to all […]

After Tom Watson’s bombshell question on a paedophile ring allegedly linked to Number 10 at PMQs today (full text), speculation is rife that the intervention may have been prompted by claims published in a Sunday newspaper regarding Sir Peter Morrison. Morrison was one of Margaret Thatcher’s closest allies, being one of the first backbench MPs […]

Tom Watson has used parliamentary privilege to refer to a paedophile ring linked to a previous British prime minister: “The evidence file used to convict paedophile Peter Righton, if it still exists, contains clear intelligence of a widespread paedophile ring. One of its members boasts of its links to a senior aide of a former Prime minister […]

News this morning that Adam Smith, the special advisor at the centre of Huntgate (watch your spoonerisms there), will be appearing at the Leveson Inquiry next Thursday afternoon. He will take the stand immediately after News Corporation Europe’s former public affairs boss Frederic Michel, whose communications with Jeremy Hunt’s office hold the key to the […]

The fallout from the CMS Committee’s report into phone hacking continued this morning, with private committee discussion spilling out on to Twitter after Louise Mensch revealed details of MPs deliberations on this morning’s Today Programme. In acrimonious exchanges, it was revealed that Mensch had withdrawn an amendment critical of James Murdoch, while Watson seemed to imply that […]