"OK, I'm going to hold up my hands and do a bit of a mea culpa here. Last December I wrote an article in the Mail on Sunday, ostensibly on Julian Assa...
News International has been for three decades the most aggressive and confident corporation in Britain when it comes to asserting its own interests. This week, it adopted a classic defensive strategy, using a standard toolkit of tricks, from denial to distraction, confident of its ability to see off anti-Murdoch MPs and a tweeting mob.
All UK charities have suddenly found themselves facing the same dilemma: do they take up the offer of free advertising space in the final edition of the News of the World, or do they reject association with the toxic brand? Free coverage in what was Britain's highest selling Sunday newspaper? At a time when many charities are facing funding cuts and tough fundraising conditions? Surely that is not such a difficult decision to make?
Good day Andy Coulson! Your brown-nosed loyalty to Murdoch has brought you absolutely nothing. For two decades you carried water for him, his greed and his political agenda. Now to save his precious News International takeover of BSkyB, his company shares and the woman he dare not fire (Rebekah) you have been thrown to the wolves.