If Monday’s Commons debate was post-Leveson showdown lite, today’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee hearing was the real thing. We had Max Mosley, who famously won a 2008 court action against the (late) News of the World after it turned over his private life. And we had at least three Tory MPs who could barely contain their fury at Hacked Off’s starring role in the Ed Miliband-hosted talks which secured the cross-party regulation deal with David Cameron.
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Monday 14 March 2005
The Conservative Party will direct most of its remaining £2.7bn of promised tax cuts at the low paid, Oliver Letwin, the shadow Chancellor, says.
Tuesday 08 March 2005
Wednesday 09 February 2005
Alastair Campbell is back, and his old enemies are circling, desperate to settle old scores. The man who left Downing Street 18 months ago after nine years as Tony Blair's consigliere is back at his side for the general election.
Tuesday 08 February 2005
Friday 04 February 2005
Monday 31 January 2005
A proposed Labour Party poster depicting the Tory leader Michael Howard in a pose resembling Shakespeare's Shylock has prompted fresh claims of anti-Semitism.
Monday 17 January 2005
Wednesday 29 December 2004
The Conservatives outlined plans for a radical shake-up of capital gains tax (CGT) yesterday, including the option of scrapping it altogether at a cost to the Exchequer of some £2bn.
Sunday 05 December 2004
After the pre-Budget report (PBR), you have to wonder who the real opposition is. If you were looking for someone to question the Chancellor's numbers seriously, neither the Tories nor the Lib Dems fitted the bill. Shadow chancellor Oliver Letwin jumped about, but he was like one of those cartoon characters being held at arm's-length and swinging their punches into thin air. And Vince Cable's offering was so low-key, it soun-ded like a background hum.
Tuesday 31 August 2004
Oliver Letwin once said he would rather beg in the street than send his son to a state school near his London home. Tomorrow, there will be a state-funded school in Lambeth, south London, where he lives, where he would have to beg to get his children into it; and his begging would be in vain.
Wednesday 11 August 2004
More than 4,000 jobs would be shed at the Department of Trade and Industry under plans being unveiled by the Conservatives.
Friday 16 July 2004
The British constitution has its dignified parts and its executive parts.
Tuesday 13 July 2004
Monday 12 July 2004
The Conservative Party would radically prune the remit of the Financial Services Authority if it were elected, on the back of a groundswell of criticism of the City regulator among UK companies.
Wednesday 07 July 2004
Oliver Letwin, the shadow Chancellor was criticised by a children's charity yesterday after he suggested that it was a quango that could be abolished as part of his plans to save £1.7bn.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27