Rupert Murdoch

Murdoch Says 'Posh Boy' Cameron Let Google Infiltrate Downing Street

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has hit out at David Cameron and George Osborne - deriding the pair as "posh boys" lobbied by Google executives cleverly planted in Dow...

Frankie Boyle Furious After Guardian Removes 'Sperm' Jibe From Rupert Murdoch Column

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

Frankie Boyle has hit out at the Guardian after the newspaper deleted parts of his latest column which described media mogul Rupert Murdoch struggling...

Rupert Murdoch And Jerry Hall's Family Tree Is Starting To Get Complicated

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall have announced their engagement, which will see the merger of two high-profiled families comprising of ten children. ...

Rupert Murdoch And Jerry Hall Annouce Engagement In Media Mogul's Paper

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK

Rupert Murdoch is set to marry former supermodel Jerry Hall, with news of their engagement being carried on the Births, Marriages and Deaths page of o...

Day of Judgement

Grainne Gillis | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

By the time this blog is published it will be all decided: Britain will/won't be at war. It feels very strange writing that. Maybe it should feel remi...

Rupert Murdoch's Cuts At The National Geographic Are Going Down Like A Lead Balloon

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

The National Geographic Society has seen what could be its biggest staff cuts to date, following the purchase by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox -...

Rupert Murdoch Seen With Jerry Hall Amid Rumours They're A Couple

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

The Rugby World cup final had two spectators most people didn't notice - Rupert Murdoch was spotted in public together for the first time with Jerry H...

Rupert Murdoch Spectacularly Enters Race Debate Over Next US President

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has entered the foray raging among White House-hopefuls in the US by suggesting that Barack Obama is not a "real black pres...

Politics is Broken, Not Jeremy Corbyn: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It..

Karl Davis | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Not that long ago, I walked away from Labour for the second time. I was in despair at their brazen rejection of the ideals and values that spurned the...

Readers Are Furious National Geographic Has Sold Out To Climate Change Sceptic Rupert Murdoch

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

National Geographic may have just lost a lot of readers after it emerged climate change sceptic Rupert Murdoch has bought the non-profit company for $...

Rebekah Brooks' First Day in the Office

Ian Kirby | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Ian Kirby

As News UK's new chief executive officer settles herself under her new desk at the Baby Shard it is a good time to ask which Rebekah Brooks started work today? Was it the flame haired networker of the early Noughties with a contact book to die for

Murdoch's Former Security Chief Threatens New Shock In Hacking Case

The HuffingtonPost UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

The former director of security at News UK (formerly News International) has threatened to blow the whistle on conversations he heard during the phone...

Rebekah Brooks To Return As Head Of Rupert Murdoch's UK Media Empire

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

Rebekah Brooks has been appointed chief executive of News UK, publisher of The Sun, The Times and Sunday Times newspapers. The announcement made on...

'There Has Been An Awakening, Have You Felt It?'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK

Four years after quitting Rupert Murdoch's News Corp with a £16million pay off, Rebekah Brooks is to return to the organisation as chief executive of...

Rupert Murdoch Just Said Something No Sun Reader Would Agree With

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Politics

Rupert Murdoch has given his backing to Jeremy Corbyn to be the next Labour leader. Well, sort of. Murdoch, whose papers backed the Tories at the l...

Osborne Reportedly 'Met Murdoch' Ahead Of BBC Cuts Announcement

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Politics

Labour has demanded to know whether George Osborne met with Rupert Murdoch during the period in which dramatic cuts to the BBC were revealed. Earlier ...

Friends on Benefits

Chris Tavner | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Tavner

Fingers crossed I'll snare some people in to reading this blog with its almost sexy sounding title. It's fair to say though that 'friends on benefits' is a lot different to 'friends with benefits'. Simply, having a 'friend on benefits' means only one person is getting fucked.

Ditch the Murdoch Discourse, We Should be Celebrating Our Human Rights

Amelia-Rose Tighe | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Amelia-Rose Tighe

Across Europe our human rights have ensured that equal work equates to equal pay, ensuring women and men are paid the same in the same positions, that no gay, lesbian or transgender person can be persecuted for their sexual identity, that no person can be imprisoned if they have not broken the law, that every individual is entitled to a family life, and that every man is born free. These are laws our country should be celebrating, that we have enshrined in our laws that we are all free and equal citizens, devoid of context and our backgrounds.

35 MPs Who Want To Be Select Committee Chairs

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics

MPs are putting themselves up for election again - this time among their peers. The Huffington Post UK can reveal at least 38 backbenchers are pitc...

Effective Press Regulation Will Happen - Five Reasons to Be Confident Leveson Will Be Implemented

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Professor Brian Cathcart

The big corporate papers are encouraging the idea that the result of the general election means the end of the Leveson process. Although this claim is hardly surprising given their wild-eyed desperation to avoid any form of meaningful accountability, it is wrong. Here are five reasons to be confident that independent, effective press self-regulation along the lines recommended by the Leveson Inquiry is on its way.

Journalist Demonstrates How To Murder Your Prospects Of Ever Getting Another Job In The Media

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

If you’re looking for work in the media, make sure you do your research first. Because journalist Victor Epstein made something of a boob in his...

Sky Call Up Skype on Trademark Dispute

Wayne Beynon | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Earlier this month the European General Court upheld a ruling in Sky's favour, deeming that Sky and Skype's respective brand names sounded too similar and may lead to 'customer confusion'. This is the latest in a 10 year legal battle over Skype's right to have the word 'Sky' within their name.

A Week of Shame for the Left

David Browne | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

A week has passed since the day of the General Election, and while we are surely used to bad losers (and winners) after any democratic event in the country, the tone of the Far (and increasingly non-Far) Left in this case is in many ways terrifying, but ultimately shows the true colours of certain sections of the Left today: namely blind hatred; classist contempt; and fervent anti-democracy.

#GE2015: An Old School Victory Over the Internet

Sri Sritharan | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics
Sri Sritharan

For all the memes, Vines and hashtags, the old school trounced the new school in the most digitally mobile election ever. When the time came, Tory relations with wide swathes of the traditional media (i.e. print, TV, radio) lead to an old fashioned pincer movement of divide and conquer.

'Soon We Must All Face the Choice Between What Is Right and What Is Easy' - Why I'm Convinced Milliband Is the Man for the Job

Harry Cunningham | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Cunningham

This is all so depressing. Is it any wonder people are fed up and are beginning to question whether voting can really affect change or how far any government can reasonably undo all of what I have described?