John Whittingdale

Ned Simons

Senior MP Warns Of Inevitable Press Regulation 'Car Crash'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Politics

The government and newspapers are heading towards a "car crash" in their battle over the regulation of the press, the chairman of the Commons culture,...

Who Just Accused Google Of 'Un-British' Behaviour?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Tech

Google has offered only "flimsy" excuses for failing to deal with illegal downloads, an influential committee of MPs has warned. A report from the ...

Ned Simons

Culture Committee Chair Says Press Regulation Counter Offer 'Hugely Welcome'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Politics

John Whittingdale, the chairman of the Commons culture, media and sport committee, has said the proposals from the newspaper industry for a system of ...

Should The BBC Play 'The Witch Is Dead' If It Makes Sunday's Charts?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

The BBC is coming under increasing pressure to say whether it will play a song pushed into the charts by people celebrating the death of Margaret That...

'There Is No Such Thing As Society'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK

Perhaps more than any other post-war politician, Baroness Thatcher fiercely divided opinions, but the Iron Lady did not shy from controversial headlin...

David Cameron Pays Tribute To 'Great Briton' Margaret Thatcher

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher, who died on Monday morning aged 87 following a stroke. The prime minister, who is cutting shor...

'Checks And Safeguards Failed At Every Level'

Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

The "monumental failures" at the BBC must prompt a complete overhaul of the corporation's management structures, the chair of an influential Westminst...

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee's Report: a Bet Worth Taking?

Leighton Vaughan Williams | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Politics
Leighton Vaughan Williams

The cross-party Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has now published its much anticipated report examining the way in which gambling is and should be regulated in the UK, under the title, The Gambling Act 2005: A Bet Worth Taking?

Dicey? Casino Rules Should Be Relaxed, Say MPs

PA | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK

Strict rules which prevent the spread of casinos and high-stake gambling machines should be relaxed, MPs said today. Local councils should be allow...

MPs Accept Sponsor Tickets For 100m Final

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Politics

A group of MPs has accepted free tickets to one of the most in-demand events of the Olympic Games, sponsor BT has confirmed. The telecoms giant inv...

John Whittingdale - The MP At The Centre Of 2011's Big, Big, Story

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Politics

Twelve months ago John Whittingdale had no idea his Culture, Media and Sport committee in the Commons would spend much of 2011 engrossed by phone-hack...

LIVE: James Murdoch Before MPs Culture Committee For Second Time

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Politics

James Murdoch is facing the Commons Culture Committee for a second time, as MPs investigate whether the News International chief misled parliament in ...

Phone Hacking: Les Hinton To Give Evidence Via Video Link

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK

One of Rupert Murdoch’s closest allies will give evidence in the phone hacking committee via video link, it has emerged. Les Hinton, who worked w...

Chris Bryant: Commons Committees Need Teeth Do Deal With Phone Hacking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2011 | UK Politics

Last week the phone hacking saga took a new twist when the Commons Culture Committee diligently tried to squeeze some semblance of clarity out of four...

MPs Release 'Devastating Evidence' On Phone Hacking

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK

James Murdoch may be recalled to parliament to give evidence on phone hacking, an MP has indicated, after new evidence was released by a select commit...

Rupert Murdoch: This Is The Most Humble Day Of My Life

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK

Rupert Murdoch and his son James have been quizzed by MPs at a hearing about the phone hacking crisis, in an appearance that the News Corporation chai...

Q&A: Key Issues As Murdochs And Brooks Face Hearing

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks are due to appear before a parliamentary committee on Tuesday over phone hacking and corruption alleg...

SLIDESHOW: How Many Facebook Friends Do MPs Have?

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK

How many facebook friends is it right and proper for an MP to have? We ask after John Whittingdale, put on the spot about his online friendship with R...

John Whittingdale: I Have 570 Friends On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 15.09.2011 | UK

John Whittingdale has denied his links to former News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks are too close, after it was revealed the two are fr...

MPs To Decide Whether To Summon Rebekah Brooks

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 12.09.2011 | UK Politics

MPs will today decide whether to use parliamentary powers to force beleaguered News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks to attend a parliamen...