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Tag Archives: Leveson Inquiry
Meeting Murdoch: Political Influence always has a purpose.
When the bailiffs come to your home, you know the reason, you do not have to ask. I have never met Rupert Murdoch nor am I likely to meet him. If we were to meet, especially if he were to … Continue reading
Posted in Government, statesmanship, transparency Tagged David Cameron, Huey Long, Leveson, Leveson Inquiry, Murdoch, Oliver Stone, oliver stone film, Politics, Rupert Murdoch, Tony Blair 4 Comments
Leveson is not A Few Good Men: Thoughts on Rupert Murdoch’s Testimony
I have watched the unfolding inquiry and several things struck me about James Murdoch’s testimony. What immediately jumps out is the reaction to one side of the story. To be sure, the testimony and the associated emails present a fascinating … Continue reading
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Without Fear or Favour, police corruption and the failure of imagination.
Considering the Leveson Inquiry, I have been interested in the relationship between the police and the press. In particular, I was interested in the report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary Without Fear or Favour: a review of police relationships. … Continue reading
The Leveson inquiry: Who defines the public interest? Do the press decide the public interest?
One of the central problems raised by the Leveson inquiry is how the public interest is decided. What is the public interest? Who decides what is in the public interest? How is it decided? These are not just questions for … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, FOIA, privacy, transparency Tagged Information Commissioner, Leveson, Leveson Inquiry, Press Complaints Commission 8 Comments
Sir Ian Blair is no political philosopher: the myth of politicised policing.
There is a pernicious myth being propagated at the Leveson inquiry. The myth is that the police have only recently become politicised. The truth is that the police have always been politicised to some extent. Sir Ian Blair attended the … Continue reading
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