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Post  Guest on Thu 14 Jul - 11:56

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James Murdoch did offer another date to turn up in Aug - but cttee wouldn't accept it - they're issuing speaker's warrant to him + his Dad
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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  margaret on Thu 14 Jul - 12:03

carmen wrote:
Panda wrote:Carmen......excellent.

I love the imagination of these clever people , where did you find this?

the link was doing the rounds of twitter.

Here's the link for any potential bidders

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230646778819#ht_932wt_1167

That's GENIUS, have you read through the buyers questions?

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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  Guest on Thu 14 Jul - 12:12

The q&a are brilliant

And here is the text of James Murdoch's letter to the culture committee.


Dear John

Thank you for your letter of 12 July, on behalf of the committee, inviting me to give evidence to you on 19 July.

Unfortunately I am not available to attend the session you have planned next Tuesday.

However, I would be pleased to give evidence to your committee on either the 10 or 11 August. Naturally, if neither of these proves suitable I would be willing to consider any alternative dates you suggest.

I hope this is of help to the committee.

Yours sincerely,

James Murdoch


Rupert Murdoch's US holdings account for a dominant part of its more than $32bn global annual revenue Photograph: Pool/Reuters
11.59am: Here's what Rupert Murdoch said in his letter to the culture committee chairman.

Dear John,

Thank you for your letter of 12 July, on behalf of the committee, inviting me to give evidence to you on 19 July.

Unfortunately, I am not available to attend the session you have planned next Tuesday. However, I am fully prepared to give evidence to the forthcoming judge-led public inquiry and I will be taking steps to notify those conducting the inquiry of my willingness to do so. Having done this, I would be happy to discuss with you how best to give evidence to your committee.

I hope this is of help.

Yours sincerely,

Rupert Murdoch

11.54am: Here is the full statement from the culture committee.

The Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has this morning received letters from Rupert Murdoch, Chair and CEO of News Corporation, James Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation (International), and Rebekah Brooks, Chief Executive of News International, in response to its invitation to appear before the Committee.

Rebekah Brooks has accepted the invitation to appear before the Committee next week. Rupert Murdoch has indicated he is unable to attend to give evidence, and James Murdoch has indicated he is unable to attend on the specified date but offered to appear at an alternative date, the earliest of which was August 10th. The letters are attached.

The Committee has made clear its view that all three should appear to account for the behaviour of News International and for previous statements made to the Committee in Parliament, now acknowledged to be false.

Accordingly, the Committee has this morning decided to summon Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch to appear before the Select Committee in Parliament at 2.30pm on Tuesday 19 July 2011.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2011/jul/14/nickclegg-phone-hacking#block-23

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Post  Guest on Thu 14 Jul - 12:18

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Formal summons are now being delivered to both Murdochs by the Deputy Sergeant at Arms #fb #live #phonehacking #notw

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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  Panda on Thu 14 Jul - 12:19

carmen wrote:
Panda wrote:There has just been a comment about the Meeting in Parliament next Tuesday where the Murdochs and Brooks are summoned to appear.
Since the Murdochs are not British there is no compulsion for them to attend but it would show signs of guilt on their part if they refused. Murdoch
is no pushover and will be closeted with his Lawyers no doubt and take the 5th Amendment.

According to Tom Watson MP, nationality isn't an issue - if they're on UK soil, they can be summoned, declared in contempt of Parliament and arrested by Sarjent at Arms - although what happens after that is a bit unknown!

I think it was Nick Clegg who said he was going to frogmarch them into Parliament.

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Post  Guest on Thu 14 Jul - 12:20

And here is the full text of Rebekah Brooks's letter to the culture committee.

Dear John,

Thank you for your letter of 12 July, on behalf of the committee, inviting me to give evidence to you on 19 July.

I am writing to confirm that I am available to appear before the committee on that date and welcome the opportunity to do so.

As you are well aware, the Metropolitan police investigation into illegal voicemail interception continues and we are fully cooperating with that. Aspects of the work to which your committee may wish to refer are likely to be relevant to that investigation. Indeed, the police have already asked us specifically to provide information about those matters.

I understand that various select committees have approached the police over time in relation to this and other cases. The police's position has been to co-operate where this did not directly impact on the investigation in question. In those cases where it did potentially impact, the police have historically declined to comment at that stage. Our understanding is that this approach has not been challenged. Given that we are in the midst of an investigation, and we do not want to prejudice it, I hope you will understand why we feel it would not be appropriate to respond to such questions at present in order to be consistent with [the] police's approach, and that as a result this may prevent me from discussing these matters in detail.

I hope this is of help, and look forward to hearing from you to discuss exact timings and other details.

Yours sincerely,

Rebekah Brooks

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2011/jul/14/nickclegg-phone-hacking#block-24

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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  Guest on Thu 14 Jul - 12:39

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explosive sggstn from @ChrisBryantMP: House shld consider emergency motion on Monday to arrest murdochs if continue to refuse to attend.

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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  margaret on Thu 14 Jul - 12:41

carmen wrote:
And here is the full text of Rebekah Brooks's letter to the culture committee.

Dear John,

Thank you for your letter of 12 July, on behalf of the committee, inviting me to give evidence to you on 19 July.

I am writing to confirm that I am available to appear before the committee on that date and welcome the opportunity to do so.

As you are well aware, the Metropolitan police investigation into illegal voicemail interception continues and we are fully cooperating with that. Aspects of the work to which your committee may wish to refer are likely to be relevant to that investigation. Indeed, the police have already asked us specifically to provide information about those matters.

I understand that various select committees have approached the police over time in relation to this and other cases. The police's position has been to co-operate where this did not directly impact on the investigation in question. In those cases where it did potentially impact, the police have historically declined to comment at that stage. Our understanding is that this approach has not been challenged. Given that we are in the midst of an investigation, and we do not want to prejudice it, I hope you will understand why we feel it would not be appropriate to respond to such questions at present in order to be consistent with [the] police's approach, and that as a result this may prevent me from discussing these matters in detail.

I hope this is of help, and look forward to hearing from you to discuss exact timings and other details.

Yours sincerely,

Rebekah Brooks

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2011/jul/14/nickclegg-phone-hacking#block-24

Do you think she's going to try 'can't comment due to investigation' issues?

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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  Guest on Thu 14 Jul - 12:44

Margaret wrote:Do you think she's going to try 'can't comment due to investigation' issues?

Sounds like she's paving that route - doubt she'll be allowed to get away with it though??

Mike Naworynsky, the deputy serjeant-at-arms at the Commons, is on his way to Wapping now, we're told, to deliver the summonses to Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch ordering them to attend next week's culture committee hearing. Apparently he won't be wearing ceremonial outfit ("tights").

John Whittingdale said that Kevin Maxwell was the last person to receive a summons of this kind ordering him to attend a select committee hearing. Maxwell turned up.

Earlier (see 8.36am) Whittingdale talked about John Junor being ordered to attend parliament in 1957. To clarify: Junor was the last person ordered to attend the Bar of the House (ie, to come to the chamber itself) after being accused of a contempt of parliament.

If the Murdochs refuse to comply with the summonses they are receiving from the select committee, the committee could then report them to the Commons for contempt. At that point, the only sanction available to parliament would be to call them to the Bar for a reprimand.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2011/jul/14/nickclegg-phone-hacking

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Post  Guest on Thu 14 Jul - 12:49

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This is now a straightforward power struggle between Murdoch and parliament. Democracy demands that parliament wins.

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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  wjk on Thu 14 Jul - 13:16

I can't see Rupert sitting through the 'Andy Hayman' treatment!
Although, I'd pay good money to watch it!

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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  Guest on Thu 14 Jul - 13:21

Interestinger and interestinger!!!

Phone hacking: Rupert Murdoch calls in PR firm Edelman
PR company will report directly to general manager of News International



Rupert Neate and Mark Sweney
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 14 July 2011 12.59 BST
Article history

Rupert Murdoch: the appointment of Edelman comes after 11 days of sustained coverage of the phone-hacking scandal.

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has called in PR and lobbying specialists Edelman to help the embattled company handle mounting public anger and political pressure over the phone-hacking scandal in the UK.

The PR company will report directly to Will Lewis, general manager of News Corp subsidiary News International, the publisher of Murdoch's British newspapers.

The appointment of Edelman comes after 11 days of sustained coverage of the phone-hacking scandal, which has forced News International to close the News of the World and News Corp to abandon its BSkyB takeover.

Robert Phillips, chief executive of Edelman's European and Asian operations, said the company had been providing News International with "ad hoc" advice since 20 June – before the hacking of Milly Dowler's phone was made public – and was formerly appointed to provide "communications and public affairs support and counsel" to its management and standards group on Tuesday. This group is handling the internal inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal.

The Edelman team will be run by Alex Bigg, its managing director for corporate affairs, and James Lundie, its managing director of public affairs. Lundie is the long-term partner of David Laws, the former chief secretary to the treasury.

Edelman will report to News International's new management and standards committee, which consists of Lewis, a former editor of the Daily Telegraph who joined NI in 2010, Simon Greenberg, the director of corporate affairs who arrived in January, and general counsel Jeff Parker.

Edelman recently hired Ed Williams, the BBC director of communications, to head its UK operation. Williams is due to join Edelman on 31 October and it is understood he will not be involved in the company's work for News Corp.

However, the BBC confirmed on Thursday that he will be leaving the corporation immediately.

Edelman last year hired the BBC's former director of news, Richard Sambrook, to head up its "crisis and issues practice". It is unclear whether he will be part of the firm's News Corp team.

Edelman, the world's largest PR firm, handles the reputations of brands including Starbucks, Pepsi and Burger King. The company, which has 51 offices around the world, was founded by Daniel J Edelman in 1952 and is currently led by his son Richard Edelman.

The public announcement of Edelman's appointment comes after rumours suggested that Matthew Freud, founder of PR firm Freud Communications and husband of Rupert Murdoch's daughter, Elisabeth Murdoch, had been advising News Corp on the phone-hacking scandal.

On Thursday a spokeswoman for Freud Communications denied this. "Neither Matthew Freud or the agency was advising NI on this issue, nor had Freud advised on the closure of the News of the World."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jul/14/phone-hacking-rupert-murdoch?CMP=twt_fd

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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  Panda on Thu 14 Jul - 14:27

Carmen the last link you gave to youtube has been whoosh clucked.

So, the Murdochs have hired their own PR Firm , I bet Clarence is seething !!

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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  Guest on Thu 14 Jul - 14:52

Panda wrote:Carmen the last link you gave to youtube has been whoosh clucked.

So, the Murdochs have hired their own PR Firm , I bet Clarence is seething !!

Do you mean ebay, Panda?? Yes spoilsports - did a quick screenshot of Q&A (1 page anyway!)


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Post  Panda on Thu 14 Jul - 14:55

Thanks Carmen, this is latest on sky



Hacking: 'Coulson's NOTW Deputy Arrested'










1:19pm UK, Thursday July 14, 2011
A former deputy editor of the News Of The World (NOTW) has been arrested by
police investigating alleged phone hacking, say Sky sources.











Detectives are understood to have swooped at the home of Neil Wallis, 60, in
west London.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said a man was taken for questioning in the early
hours of Thursday on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications.
Mr Wallis joined the NOTW as deputy editor in 2003, and served under editor
Andy Coulson, who was arrested by detectives last week.
He became executive editor of the Sunday tabloid in 2007, the same year Mr
Coulson left.



Abi Titmuss is the latest celebrity to take legal action,
say Sky sources


Mr Wallis was previously deputy editor at The Sun and editor of The People.
After leaving newspapers in 2009 he started working for entertainment PR firm
the Outside Organisation.
He is a former member of the Editors' Code of Practice Committee, whose
guidelines for journalists are enforced by self-regulatory body the Press
Complaints Commission (PCC), and of the PCC itself.
The PCC has lately been accused by MPs of being incapable of tackling serious
wrongdoing by journalists.
The arrest is part of Operation Weeting - the probe into mobile interceptions
made by News International journalists.
It is the ninth arrest Scotland Yard has made since the investigation was
launched and came as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg insisted Rupert Murdoch must
allow himself to be questioned by MPs over the scandal.




Relatives of Jean Charles de Menezes fear they have been
targeted


Meanwhile, detectives have told a cousin of Jean Charles de Menezes his
number was found on the phone hacking list of a News of the World private
investigator.
Other people connected to the young Brazilian shot dead by police marksmen at
Stockwell Tube station in 2005 fear they too may have been targeted.
Relatives, campaigners and members of the family's legal team have given
police their phone numbers so officers can check whether they were victims of
hacking.
Glamour model Abi Titmuss has joined a number of other celebrities taking
legal action against News International, the Sunday tabloid's publisher.



Andy Coulson was released on bail after being quizzed by
police


The 35-year-old's agent said police had informed her that her phone may have
been hacked.
The former nurse became a familiar face in 2003 while supporting her then
boyfriend John Leslie through rape charges which were later dropped.
Mr Coulson, 43, was released on bail along with ex-royal editor Clive
Goodman, 53, last week.
They were held by detectives investigating the phone hacking scandal and
payments to officers.
An unnamed 63-year-old man was also arrested last week in connection with
allegations of corruption and later released.
:: Growing calls for hacking inquiry in the
US





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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  chrissie on Thu 14 Jul - 15:30

@KeirSimmonsITV Keir Simmons
RT @cathynewman If Murdochs leave country, they will still be in contempt of Parliament if they fail to fly back by Tues, Commons says
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Post  Panda on Thu 14 Jul - 16:19

If you read her letter again. Rebekah is not saying she won"t attend, just that she can"t comment.

to respond to such questions at present in order to be consistent with
[the] police's approach, and that as a result this may prevent me from
discussing these matters in detail."

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Post  chrissie on Thu 14 Jul - 16:47

@KeirSimmonsITV Keir Simmons
BBC reports James and Rupert Murdoch will now appear at the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.
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Post  widowan on Thu 14 Jul - 17:16

margaret wrote:
carmen wrote:
And here is the full text of Rebekah Brooks's letter to the culture committee.

Dear John,

Thank you for your letter of 12 July, on behalf of the committee, inviting me to give evidence to you on 19 July.

I am writing to confirm that I am available to appear before the committee on that date and welcome the opportunity to do so.

As you are well aware, the Metropolitan police investigation into illegal voicemail interception continues and we are fully cooperating with that. Aspects of the work to which your committee may wish to refer are likely to be relevant to that investigation. Indeed, the police have already asked us specifically to provide information about those matters.

I understand that various select committees have approached the police over time in relation to this and other cases. The police's position has been to co-operate where this did not directly impact on the investigation in question. In those cases where it did potentially impact, the police have historically declined to comment at that stage. Our understanding is that this approach has not been challenged. Given that we are in the midst of an investigation, and we do not want to prejudice it, I hope you will understand why we feel it would not be appropriate to respond to such questions at present in order to be consistent with [the] police's approach, and that as a result this may prevent me from discussing these matters in detail.

I hope this is of help, and look forward to hearing from you to discuss exact timings and other details.

Yours sincerely,

Rebekah Brooks

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2011/jul/14/nickclegg-phone-hacking#block-24

Do you think she's going to try 'can't comment due to investigation' issues?


Judicial secrecy ! and operational reasons! these lowlifes DO all have the same lawyers!

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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  widowan on Thu 14 Jul - 17:17

At least Rebekah gets points for having the b@lls to agree to show up without having to be "frog marched" and threatened into it.

We will see whether blood runs thicker than water.

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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  margaret on Thu 14 Jul - 18:00

widowan wrote:At least Rebekah gets points for having the b@lls to agree to show up without having to be "frog marched" and threatened into it.

We will see whether blood runs thicker than water.

Or if she answers ALL questions and how many times she says she 'can't answer due to operational reasons'.....

She ought to remember Sue Akers answered very well despite knowing alot.

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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  Badboy on Thu 14 Jul - 18:00

AT 7.30 ON ITV1,THERE WILL BE A PROGRAMME ON RUBERT MURDOCH AND CO

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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  wjk on Thu 14 Jul - 18:07

Badboy wrote:AT 7.30 ON ITV1,THERE WILL BE A PROGRAMME ON RUBERT MURDOCH AND CO

Thanks Bb

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Re: And the future for News International??

Post  margaret on Thu 14 Jul - 18:11

wjk wrote:
Badboy wrote:AT 7.30 ON ITV1,THERE WILL BE A PROGRAMME ON RUBERT MURDOCH AND CO

Thanks Bb


Seconded. Thanks badboy.

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Post  marxman on Thu 14 Jul - 19:43

Panda wrote:If you read her letter again. Rebekah is not saying she won"t attend, just that she can"t comment.

to respond to such questions at present in order to be consistent with
[the] police's approach, and that as a result this may prevent me from
discussing these matters in detail."

I'm sure Rebekah will just be like a cardboard cut-out repeating over and over "can't answer that"
"no comment" This of course with a team of lawyers on each arm.

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