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Press regulation would only protect rich and powerful

Press regulation would only protect rich and powerful The Tories and press barons got their way last week.

Murdoch’s newspapers paid for spook on spook crime

Murdoch’s newspapers paid for spook on spook crime Rupert Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers apologised in court and agreed to pay damages to a former army officer whose computer and emails were hacked.

Who killed Daniel Morgan? Corrupt cops, journalists and a south London murder

Who killed Daniel Morgan? Corrupt cops, journalists and a south London murder Daniel Morgan was murdered on 10 March 1987. His body was found in a car park in south London.

Mazher Mahmood found guilty but tougher questions remain about the ‘Fake Sheikh’

Mazher Mahmood found guilty but tougher questions remain about the ‘Fake Sheikh’ Mazher Mahmood, known as the “Fake Sheikh”, has been found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

Court rules for Tommy Sheridan against the Murdoch press

Court rules for Tommy Sheridan against the Murdoch press Media baron Rupert Murdoch failed last week in his bid to overturn Scottish socialist Tommy Sheridan’s 2006 defamation victory against the now defunct News of the World newspaper.

The Daniel Morgan Murder gets a 10-part podcast serial

The Daniel Morgan Murder gets a 10-part podcast serial Alastair Morgan speaks to journalist and screenwriter Peter Jukes about the murder of his brother Daniel Morgan.

Expenses for lazy Lords and honours for Tory cronies

05 January 2016
Hundreds of thousands of pounds in allowances were paid during 2015 to peers who went through the year without ever contributing in the House of Lords.

Joy for Murdoch and Morgan as hacking cases are halted

15 December 2015
Evidence at the trials of Sun journalists showed that Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper group prompted the police investigation into payments by its own papers. It did so because it wanted to escape a corporate prosecution for corruption. It has got its way.

Don’t bask in the Sun

28 July 2015
The Sun has had a good couple of weeks. First there was the home movie of the royals giving Nazi salutes. Now there’s a video of unexplained origin of a Lord cavorting—as they like to put it—with white powder and women who work as prostitutes.

News in brief

26 May 2015
Bedroom tax reversal after court ruling | Kingsley Burrell's family calls for inquiry | Daily Mirror did hack phones | Case of spying on Christopher Alder family

Andy Coulson 'knew about hacking' court hears

26 May 2015
David Cameron’s former spin doctor Andy Coulson knew that voicemails on murdered teenager Milly Dowler’s phone had been intercepted, a court heard last week.

From the archive: Fake Sheikh’s connections with crooked cops exposed

18 November 2014
With the 'Fake Sheikh' in the news, this article from our 2014 archive is well worth re-visiting

‘Sun payouts needed Brooks’ approval’

11 November 2014
A damning internal email shows former Sun editor Rebekah Brooks approved all cash payments to public officials.

Rebekah Brooks ignored corruption fears over Daniel Morgan case

22 July 2014
Former Scotland Yard detective Dave Cook has spoken about a meeting with the former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks in 2002.

News in brief

08 July 2014
Daniel Morgan murder panel head appointed | Hillsborough inquests hear police tactics | Met told to co-operate over 'undercover' relationships | Andy Coulson jailed over hacking

The lives of others: the hacking trial and the establishment's corruption

01 July 2014
The phone hacking trial reveals the normally hidden relationship between newspaper barons, journalists and the cops. Simon Basketter lifts the lid on the corruption at the heart of the British establishment, the cosy relationships and the abuses of power

Hacking scandal exposes corrupt rulers behind rotten ideology

01 July 2014
The rotten ruling class hide behind a veneer of ideology—and the hacking scandal has torn it open, writes Simon Basketter

10 July strike is chance to take on the Tories

24 June 2014
The Tories like nothing more than an opportunity to drive down living standards for working class people. Some 800,000 public sector jobs have been slashed since they took office.

Phone hacking trial - Coulson's conviction causes a crisis for David Cameron

24 June 2014
David Cameron and the Tories saw their cover-up of the hacking scandal come back to haunt them this week.

News in-brief

17 June 2014
Police racism not dealt with | Jury out in hacking trial | Lloyd Butler inquest begins | Asian man dies after cop stop

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