Like pretty much everyone else I have been utterly astonished, horrified and disgusted by the recent “News of the world” hacking allegations. It beggars belief that something so crass and awful could have happened. In pursuit of a gutter press story giving false hope to the parents of a missing girl.
Being a politico, a blogger, a follower of the media and a subscriber to Private Eye I have been following this story with interest for quite some time, and been pretty disappointed that the story didn’t capture the popular imagination
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For me there are a few distinct factors in the in the whole Vince-gate debacle. Now I have slept on it and my anti Murdoch vitriol has subsided a bit I now feel in a position to make some considered comments.
Vince the man with the Plan
Whatever you may feel about the issue at hand (Murdoch’s takeover of Sky) it is clearly entirely inappropriate for a Minister to be prejudging such an important decision. For Cable (or any minister) to talk in terms of a “war” on a particular
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I need to start by saying I am a huge fan of BBC 6 Music. It is definitely my favourite music based radio station and one which I feel responds to a particular niche. So in writing this blog I am speaking as a fan and I am possibly not the impartial writer.
But I am totally dismayed to hear that the BBC trust is considering, as part of its review of BBC out put, the removal of amongst other things 6 Music*. I think this would be such a negative
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