They have publicly humiliated former business titans from Rupert Murdoch to Bob Diamond, forced Starbucks to cough up £10m in tax and made villains of some of the world’s best-known brands. But corporate Britain is fighting back against Parliament’s newly invigorated inquisitorial committees by hiring highly paid specialist consultants to prepare executives for grillings by MPs.
Commons Home Affairs Select Committee
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Wednesday 21 August 2013
The head of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) is facing fresh questions over his evidence to Parliament after he provided MPs with contradictory statements over the unit’s activities regarding corrupt private investigators.
Sunday 04 August 2013
Met detectives investigating historic evidence of computer hacking buried for years by Soca only received key information last week
Thursday 01 August 2013
More than 100 companies and celebrities who used rogue investigators may finally be named following investigation by The Independent
Exclusive: Met dragged into blue-chip hacking saga as MPs demand Hogan-Howe releases details on rogue investigators
Tuesday 30 July 2013
Scotland Yard was dragged into the blue-chip hacking scandal last night after Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was asked to release suppressed information from four little-known investigations into rogue private detective agencies.
Friday 26 July 2013
The Serious Organised Crime Agency faces further calls for it to publish a secret list of companies and individuals who used corrupt private investigators to obtain personal information, with Labour adding to the demands.
Sunday 21 July 2013
Murdoch’s newspapers were not the only companies using hackers, blaggers and thieves
Saturday 20 July 2013
Elected police leaders can easily sack chief constables and avoid scrutiny for their decisions because of the threat of an embarrassing public row, say MPs.
Friday 19 July 2013
“Britain’s FBI” has ordered a powerful committee of MPs to take extraordinary security measures to protect the identities of blue-chip organisations that hired criminal private investigators.
Thursday 18 July 2013
The Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) has been asked to clarify whether it failed to prevent corrupt private investigators from hacking the computer of a former British Army intelligence officer.
Thursday 18 July 2013
Media mogul writes to MP Keith Vaz to retract 'totally incompetence' remark
Sunday 14 July 2013
Head of Serious Organised Crime Agency causes alarm with statement to MPs
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