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Tag Archives: Leveson
Leveson’s fatal flaw: the Queen
Looking back on the Leveson Inquiry, it is clear that the review was fatally flawed from the start. Although the terms of reference focused on the press, media relationship, the underlying issue was the way power is distributed and used … Continue reading
Posted in Government, philosophy, republicanism, statesmanship Tagged Crown, Leveson, Leveson Inquiry, Monarch, Monarchy, News of the World, Queen, United States 1 Comment
Jay, Leveson, our modern day version of a Socratic dialogue
I have been enjoying the Leveson inquiry despite its depressing revelations. For many, what is of interest is seeing the powerful being brought to account. For others, it is a chance to see the issues raised by phone hacking addressed. … Continue reading
Posted in good writing, Government, privacy, public sector, transparency Tagged Brian Leveson, Jay, Leveson, Leveson Inquiry, Lord Justice Leveson, Plato, Rupert Murdoch, Socrates 1 Comment
Leveson: Blair provides a political master class
What was striking about Blair’s testimony before Leveson today was his ability to be friends with all parts of the media. In this role, he was showing his skill as a politician. In time, like any leader he will reach … Continue reading
Posted in Government, statesmanship, war Tagged Blair, Jonathan Powell, leadership, Leveson, lyndon johnson, machiavelli, Mario Cuomo, Michael Foot, Politics, Rebekah Brooks, Robert Caro, Tony Blair Comments Off on Leveson: Blair provides a political master class
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
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