Posts Tagged “john yates”

‘Yates of the Yard’ should have listened to Huhne on ‘Hackgate’

by Stephen Tall on July 10, 2011

Today’s Telegraph carries an interview with the Metropolitan Police’s Assistant Commissioner John Yates with a full mea culpa for his failure to get to grips with British journalism’s criminal free-for-all. As the paper notes: Mr Yates had the opportunity to reopen the case in 2009 but chose not to do so after just eight hours’ […]

In Praise of Nick Davies, the British Bernstein & Woodward to Murdoch’s Nixon

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2011

One man, above all, deserves to be singled-out for his single-minded pursuit of the lies, deceit and criminality that have stained British journalism: The Guardian’s special correspondent, Nick Davies. His has been a lonely crusade. Despite the mounting evidence of corrupt practices, the tentacles of which have extended right into the very centre of the […]

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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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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