Posts Tagged “andy coulson”

Phone hacking trial: Coulson found guilty, Cameron apologises

by Stephen Tall on June 24, 2014

The long-awaited trial of David Cameron’s former director of communications, Andy Coulson, concluded today, with the jury finding him guilty of a charge of conspiracy to intercept voicemails as part of the phone-hacking scandal. All Coulson’s co-defendants, including former Sun and News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, were all found not guilty of various […]

What Lib Dems are saying (or not) about Andy Coulson

by Stephen Tall on September 6, 2010

The official Lib Dem line on Andy Coulson, David Cameron’s director of communications, could not have been clearer prior to the election: this Voice headline from July 2009 gives the flavour – Huhne on Coulson: “either complicit or incompetent”. Yet the party leadership has been noticeably more reticent to comment on the most recent allegations, […]

Book review: Campaign 2010 by Nicholas Jones

by Stephen Tall on September 5, 2010

Anyone who has read Nicholas Jones’s previous books – especially Soundbites and Spin Doctors (1995) and Sultans of Spin (1999) – will look forward to a new tome from the BBC’s former political correspondent, who has proved himself to be an acute observer of the Westminster scene, and a fearless revealer of politicians’ trade secrets. […]

LDV Saturday caption competition: “Andy Coulson’s a bit busy right now” edition

by Stephen Tall on September 4, 2010

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader … (Credit: The Independent.) Here’s Tory spin chief, and David Cameron’s Director of Communications, Andy Coulson doing what he does best: getting up close and personal with a mobile phone – what do you think he might […]

LDVideo … Mandy, Clegg and Coulson

by Stephen Tall on November 28, 2009

Welcome to the latest LDVideo instalment, featuring three of the most memorable video clips doing the rounds on the blogosphere.
First up, is a rather catchy little email ditty in honour of Lord Mandelson’s implausible-but-deadly-serious Digital Econmy Bill, courtesy of Dan Bull:

As Dan would wish me to add: If you disapprove of the Bill, sign the […]

Huhne on Coulson: "either complicit or incompetent"

by Stephen Tall on July 21, 2009

The BBC reports: Conservative communications chief Andy Coulson has told MPs he did not “condone or use” phone hacking when he was editor of the News of the World. Mr Coulson quit as the editor after a reporter was jailed (…)

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Coulson-gate: your LDV reader, day 2

by Stephen Tall on July 10, 2009

Yesterday on LDV we rounded-up for you the Lib Dem blog-posts covering the scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s News Media Group following the Guardian’s expose of their illegal activities. Day 2 of ‘Coulson-gate’ has seen more desptaches from Lib Dem blogs: (…)

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Coulson-gate, day 2: Lib Dems refer NotW phone-tapping case to the Independent Police Complaints Commission

by Stephen Tall on July 10, 2009

Despite the concerted efforts of some sections of the media to ignore the story in the hope it’ll go away, yesterday’s Guardian revelations about the extent of the illegal activities of Rupert Murdoch’s news group in illegal phone-tapping activities remain (…)

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'Coulson-gate'*: your LDV reader

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2009

Plenty of coverage across the broadcast media and blogs today about the scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s News Media Group following today’s Guardian expose of their illegal activities. Plenty of coverage, too, of David Cameron’s top aide Andy Coulson, who edited (…)

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Huhne on Yates' 'Coulson-gate' statement: "This was a suspiciously quick review"

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2009

Chris Huhne has responded in lightning quick time to Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissionaire John Yates’ statement ruling out any further police investigation of the Guardian’s claims that the News of the World engaged in serious criminal activities while being edited (…)

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