Saturday, July 23, 2011

David Cameron - Lord Justice Leveson - Matthew Freud - Elisabeth Murdoch

Glad that James Murdoch, David Cameron and George Osborne
think the mess they have created and the people they have have hurt
so amusing!
Writing a blog on the subject of the phone hacking scandal is difficult, the news often changes before I have the chance to complete a paragraph. Yesterday I wrote about "How Deep Is David Cameron's Involvement With The Murdochs, Brooks and Newscorp? "  I pointed out how "close" David Cameron is to senior Newscorp employees and mentioned that Will Lewis  formerly of the Telegraph, before it was "Daily Mail-ised" and how when Lewis had no place in the new Daily Maile-esque' Telegraph set-up, a place near the top of the Newscorp echelons as a senior employee was quickly found for him. Will Lewis was also named as a replacement for Andy Coulson when Coulson was forced to resign. It has since turned out that Will Lewis who is now the senior executive of Newscorp is the very person who is now suspected of leaking the audio recording of Vince Cable talking to two undercover Telegraph reporters last November, in which he famously said  he was going to "declare war on Rupert Murdoch". The Daily Telegraph did not want the audio to be leaked because it was contrary to their business interests. However, not so for Newscorp, the leak about Vince Cable would definitely be beneficial for them because of course action would have to be taken on Vince Cable, either he would lose his ministerial position, be moved sideways etc or as it happened he had the part of his brief that dealt with the BSkyB take-over bid removed from him and given to Culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt - how convenient for Newscorp was this?

Obviously Newscorp, James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks and Will Lewis knew that Vince Cable was more than likely going to refer their bid for BSkyB to the Competition Commission, they did not want this and it was no secret that Vince Cable was hostile to the take-over bid, so Cable had to be got rid of or made impotent in some way and this is exactly what happened. The take-over brief was taken from Cable and given to the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt who just happens to be an open admirer of Rupert Murdoch, could it really have gone to a more pro-Murdoch minister than Jeremy Hunt?

This whole take-over business stinks to high heaven and I believe this could be the "smoking-gun" that topples prime minister, David Cameron. Cameron has said that he has asked to be excluded from all decisions regarding the BSkyB bid, this of course is a total lie, for a start it was his decision to take the BSKyB bid away from Vince Cable and hand it to an ultra pro-Murdoch minister, Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt! That was in November 2010 and just a few weeks later Cameron attended a Christmas dinner party at the Oxfordshire home of his neighbour now former CEO of News International, Rebekah Brooks. Also in attendance at this "cosy" party was James Murdoch.

The prime minister has been questioned several times and asked to deny that the BSkyB bid was discussed and he has declined to deny it every single time insisting on only saying "I did not have inappropriate conversations about BSkyB". He was asked eleven times in the House of Commons last week and Cameron was weak, ineffectual, slippery and evasive. The prime minister could not deny he had discussed the take-over bid with Rebekah Brooks and James Murdoch because obviously he had discussed it with them!  I also seriously doubt that this would have been thr first time that the bid was discussed, as you will see as you read further, there have been ample time for David cameron to discuss this bid with Rupert Murdoch, james Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks at several social engagements. It matters not that Cameron asked to be excluded from the decision making because everyone knows how close he is to James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks and even Will Lewis.

Lap dog, Jeremy Hunt was always going to grant permission for the BSkyB takeover, oh for sure he played about with the press issuing "false statements" giving the impression that he was going to refer the bid to the Competition Commission but as you will see, he was never serious about doing this,  it was just a huge stitch up from the very beginning and Vince Cable was blatantly set-up and used and yet the silly man and his foolish ego still does not see how he was totally set-up.

Just weeks before a decision was due to me made about the BSkyB bid the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt  had said he intended to order a full-scale competition probe. Then out of the blue Hunt suddenly performed a huge U-turn and accepted that a plan by Murdoch to spin off Sky News as an independent company and accepting that it would prevent Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation getting too tight a grip on the British media if the £8billion BSkyB takeover went ahead. Jeremy Hunt, David Cameron and George Osborne were just hours away from approving Rupert Murdoch’s controversial attempt to seize full control of broadcaster BSkyB and this would have happened if the sickening depths of phone hacking scandal had not become public knowledge.

The Tory chancellor, George Osborne, has also attended the lavish parties hosted by Matthew and Elisabeth Freud (Rupert Murdoch's daughter) at their sprawling Oxfordshire mansion. It has also been exposed that George Osborne, flew to New York and had dinner with Rupert Murdoch two weeks before the media regulator was due to decide on whether to approve his takeover of BSkyB.
At the time Ofcom, the media regulator, had until Dec 31 to decide whether to refer News Corp’s bid for the remaining 61 per cent shares in BSkyB to the Competition Commission.

Just how close to the Murdoch enterprises is David Cameron and George Osborne? It has been mooted that when Osborne's links to the Murdochs are revealed he is going to make David Cameron look like a "saint"!
Now today we are told that not only was Will Lewis previously of the Telegraph and now  a senior executive of Newscorp suspected of deliberately leaking the Vince Cable audio tapes at a sensitive time, but the judge that David Cameron has placed to lead one of the *TWELVE* inquiries he has set up is himself connected at least socially to Matthew Freud and Elisabeth Murdoch.

Lord Justice Leveson actually attended two parties in the past year at the London home of Matthew Freud, a PR executive married to Elisabeth Murdoch, the daughter of Rupert Murdoch who is widely tipped to be her father’s successor.
Lord Leveson’s social connections to News Corp obviously raise huge questions about his impartiality and suitability to lead the inquiry.

Matthew Freud is the ultimate networker, whose clients benefit from his close proximity to power and David Cameron the prime minister. His company, Freud Communications, has pocketed hundreds of thousands of pounds in fees from the Tory-led government since the election. . Read more: 
What is it about Oxford?  I am half expecting Lord Justice Leveson to be named as part of the "Chipping Norton Set" next!

David Cameron and former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks are at the heart of what has become known as the ‘Chipping Norton Set’.
Aptly Named Hackers Lane
Near the Prime Minister's and Rebekah Brooks Home
In Oxfordshire.
It is made up of powerful political and media figures who have homes in a tiny triangle in one of the most scenic parts of England – the Cotswolds. The group go to the same house parties, dine together and even ride together.  Bizarrely, Rebekah Brooks lives very near to a road called "Hackers lane"!
David Cameron knows he should *not* have asked Lord Justice Leveson and the Lord Justice  knows he should *not* have accepted, how on earth do these people think this is going to look to the general public?  Whatever David Cameron touches or becomes involved in rapidly descends into one huge farce after another where is it all going to end?

Who do these privileged people think they are? Do they honestly think we are all too stupid to find out or understand what they are doing? Did Cameron honestly think we would not discover this? Or do they all subscribe to the belief that we are totally nothing, just thick "plebish forelock tuggers" who will remove our caps and avert our eyes while in the presence of these arrogant well heeled people and just bow and accept everything they tell us and blindly follow orders? The arrogance of David Cameron is beyond breathtaking, it is totally off this planet and his deceit is appalling, Cameron and his cronies are treating the people of this country with utter contempt.
A year before the now infamous 2010 Oxfordshire dinner party at Brooks House, on December 20th, 2009,  Matthew Freud had thrown another lavish party that had also been attended by  David Cameron (then leader of the opposition) and Elisabeth's father - Rupert Murdoch. I wonder what was discussed at that particular party? Perhaps someone should ask David Cameron if as leader of the opposition did he ever discuss the BSkYB takeover-bid with Rupert Murdoch?

Registered on 15th September 2008 On David Cameron's expenses:

16th August 2008 - David Cameron and his wife and children took advantage of a private plane trip from Farnborough to Istanbul. Then from Istanbul to Santorini, and return to Dalaman. This was provided by Matthew Freud.

Cameron took three flights  flights so he could meet media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. These were all funded by Matthew Freud, the husband of Elisabeth Murdoch. Lord Justice Leveson who Cameron has asked to lead the inquiry into the Murdochs/Newscorp phone hacking scandal has also attended social functions at the home of Matthew Freud and Elisabeth Murdoch.

The judge will be able to call any journalist, politician or proprietor, raising the possibility that Rupert Murdoch could face further questions. It emerged yesterday that Lord Leveson, while chairman of the Sentencing Council that advises the Government on punishing criminals, met Mr Freud at a dinner in February last year in an Oxford University college.

Yet again we are seeing the judgement and competence of David Cameron brought into serious question, his ability to be prime minister and lead this country's government must now be in grave doubt. Cameron must have known that Lord Justice Leveson has connections with the Murdochs, surely the judge himself informed Cameron?

One other question that must be asked of Cameron and answered, just what did Andy Coulson see and was able to ferry back to the Murdochs?  By the prime minister's own admission Coulson was not fully security vetted so any shady links of his in the past would not have come to light, every Director of Communications before Coulson and since Coulson are subjected to the full security clearance so why wasn't Coulson? Was the PM aware of what they would find and so ordered the lesser security checks?

David Cameron is bringing the role of British Prime Minister into serious disrepute, it is hard to envisage that he can survive the next four years without destroying the image of the British government and Britain's reputation abroad.

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