From Enron to News
cantankerous is always interested in the background of lawyers in the news. Interesting, isn’t it, that Jon Chapman, the News International Director of Legal Affairs, to whom the correspondence in Robert Peston’s ‘smoking gun’ News of the World police corruption scoop is addressed, worked as a senior in-house solicitor at Enron from 1996 until [...]
Has Rupert Murdoch backed the wrong horse?
However much the liberal press claims that there is a secret deal between the Conservative Party and Rupert Murdoch’s News International, there probably isn’t one. There are two important reasons: firstly, this is not the way these things are done; secondly, and more importantly, there is no [...]
Commenting on the plans announced by Mark Thompson, Director-General of the BBC, to close BBC Radio 6 Music, Ben Bradshaw, the Culture Secretary, said: “I welcome that the BBC is thinking hard about what it does and where it should focus in future, but politicians should avoid compromising the BBC’s independence by giving a [...]