Rupert Murdoch

Cameron 'Briefed By News International' On How To Treat Murdoch

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Politics

News International executives briefed David Cameron on "what to say and how to say it" before he met Rupert Murdoch but he "refused to play ball", the...

Rupert Murdoch Likes To 'Play' With Political Leaders, Straw Tells Leveson

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics

Rupert Murdoch liked to "play with political leaders" by tempting them with the possibility that his newspapers would support them, Jack Straw has sai...

Murdoch Empire Spent £53m In Phone Hacking Probe

PA | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group has spent more than £53 million on its own investigation of the phone hacking and illegal payments scandal, ...

Phone Hacking Charges No More Than A 'Witch Hunt' And 'An Expensive Sideshow'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK

Rebekah Brooks angrily attacked police and prosecutors for dragging her friends and family into the phone hacking scandal tonight as she said she was ...

Rebekah Brooks Charged

Posted 15.05.2012 | UK

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie Brooks have been charged with perverting the course of justice during...

Labour Would Have Been 'Crazy' Not To Court Murdoch

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics

Alistair Campbell has said New Labour would have been "crazy" not to try and court the Murdoch press in the run up to the 1997 general election, but h...

Michael Howard: I Asked Murdoch Directly For His Support, He Said No

Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Politics

Michael Howard asked Rupert Murdoch directly for his support at the 2005 general election but was turned down, the former Tory leader has revealed. ...

NI Accuses Leveson Counsel Of 'Fantasy' Allegations

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK

News International hit out today at "fantasy" allegations made about Rupert Murdoch's "sinister" back-room dealings with politicians. Robert Jay QC...

Former NI Boss Slams Commons Hacking Report

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK

Former News International boss Les Hinton has hit back at a report by MPs on the phone-hacking scandal, accusing them of "misreading" evidence. The...

WATCH: Leveson - The Musical

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Today's tip of the hat goes to those clever people at The Poke (and especially to the maestro Alex Vegas) for their musical version of the Leveson Inq...

Harman: Hunt Should Resign For Murdoch 'Colluding'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Politics

Harriet Harman has launched a blistering attack on Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, saying he should resign as he "obviously wasn't impartial" in decidi...

Rebekah Brooks Denies 'Threatening' MPs

PA | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK

Rebekah Brooks today denied using her clout to get her own way with Government ministers. The former News International chief executive told the Le...

Rebekah Brooks' Career 'Defined By Controversy'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK

Rebekah Brooks had devoted more than half her life to serving the British arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation empire before her resignation in th...

Murdoch Accused Of 'Selective Amnesia' Over Thatcher Lunch

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK

Rupert Murdoch may have been suffering "selective amnesia" when he claimed to have forgotten a key lunch with Margaret Thatcher, the Leveson inquiry h...

News Corp Reports Rise In Profits Despite Phone Hacking Scandal

PA | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK

News Corporation has reported a strong rise in quarterly profits despite continuing legal charges over the phone-hacking scandal. The firm's net in...

It's Not Just About Murdoch - The Whole System Needs Fixing

Des Freedman | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK
Des Freedman

This week we are likely to see yet more drama and revelations in the sage that is the Leveson Inquiry as the prime minister's former spin doctor Andy Coulson and former Sun editor and horse owner Rebekah Brooks take the stand. You may be starting to tire of the blanket coverage but please don't switch off just yet. There are big issues at stake.

Murdoch Should Have Been A 'Gift' To Clegg, Says Former Scottish Lib Dem Leader

PA | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

A former Scottish Liberal Democrat leader has criticised Nick Clegg in the aftermath of heavy losses at the local government elections. Tavish Scot...

Government WILL See Leveson Inquiry Evidence Ahead Of Key Appearances

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

Eight government ministers including David Cameron will be awarded "core participant" status in the Leveson Inquiry ahead of key appearances next week...

Government Asks To See Leveson Inquiry Documents In Advance

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

The Government has applied to be awarded "core participant" status in the Leveson Inquiry ahead of key appearances next week. If they are granted t...

The Disarming Honesty of Rupert Murdoch

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

With Warhol-ian sarcasm, the sly and powerful 81-year-old media mogul told the Leveson Inquiry that he basically has nothing to hide, let alone fear from this farcical tirade against his corporate stranglehold on public opinion.

Rupert Gets Vote Of Confidence From News Corp Board

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

News Corporation's board has announced its full confidence in Rupert Murdoch's "fitness" and its support for him to remain at the helm of the company....

Miliband: Ofcom Should Investigate Murdoch Quicker (LISTEN)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Politics

The media regulator Ofcom should speech up its investigation into whether Rupert Murdoch is "fit" to hold a broadcasting licence in the UK, according ...

Culture Committee 'Missed Open Goal', Says Tory Member

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Politics

The decision by the Commons culture media and sport committee to brand Rupert Murdoch "not fit" to run a international company has let the media mogul...

A Minority View on the Phone Hacking Report

Damian Collins | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee decided to play the man rather than the ball, and as a result missed the open goal.

Murdoch Tells Staff 'We Are Working Hard To Put Things Right'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Politics

Rupert Murdoch has hit back after MPs branded him unfit to be in charge of a major media firm, teling News International staff the company have been "...