Did Rupert Murdoch Own Scotland Yard? The Evidence
DID Rupert Murdoch own Scotland Yard? The link between News International and the police runs deep. Did they collude on investigation and phone hacking?
HELLO HELLO HELLO! UK Assistant Police Commissioner John Yates “failed” in his job, declining in 2009 to reopen an investigation into News International.
HELLO HELLO HELLO! Met Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson employed Neil Wallis, News of the World’s former deputy editor, as a consultant at Scotland Yard.
This revelation emerged about 10 hours after Wallis was arrested in connection with the phone hacking.
HELLO HELLO HELLO! The New York Times’ Don Van Natta Jr. says “nearly 4,000 celebrities, politicians, sports stars, police officials and crime victims whose phones may have been hacked” sat unexamined in an evidence room for four years, despite public claims that the police had finished their investigation.
Scotland Yard and News International “became so intertwined that they wound up sharing the goal of containing the investigation.”
HELLO HELLO HELLO! Sir Paul Stephenson stayed at Champneys in Tring in Hertfordshire while recovering from a broken leg in January this year. Sir Paul Stephenson and his wife spent 20 nights with full board at Champneys as he recuperated from hospital treatment for a cancerous growth on his leg.
The Telegraph reports:
Champneys was being promoted by Outside Organisation, a public relations firm whose managing director was Neil Wallis, the former deputy editor of the News of the World who was arrested last week in connection with the phone hacking scandal. Outside had picked up the contract to manage Champneys in November last year, two months before Sir Paul’s stay.
What say the cops?
“Following his operations, the commissioner stayed with his wife at Champneys Medical from Monday to Friday over a period of five weeks earlier this year where he underwent an extensive programme of hydro- and physiotherapy. This enabled him to return to work six weeks earlier than anticipated. As with many officers, the Met paid the intensive physiotherapy costs. The accommodation and meals were arranged and provided by Stephen Purdew, MD of Champneys, a personal family friend.”
Yep. Thanks to the freebie – value: £12,000 – Sir Paul was back to work six weeks early. News International DOES make the streets safer places to walk.
Says Sir Paul:
“Let me state clearly, I and the people who know me know that my integrity is completely intact. I may wish we had done some things differently, but I will not lose sleep over my personal integrity.”
HELLO HELLO HELLO! The Sunday Telegraph can reveal today how Sir Paul was offered hospitality by News International on 15 occasions between April 2007 and March 2010 – accepting 14 of the invitations.
HELLO HELLO HELLO! Andy Hayman was senior detective in charge of the original phone hacking inquiry. He works for News International.
The Telegraph reports:
[He] dined with the editor and deputy editor of the News of the World in the middle of his investigation into the newspaper.
The dinner with Andy Coulson and Neil Wallis, both of whom have been arrested in the past 10 days, took place on April 25, 2006, four months after Buckingham Palace had alerted Scotland Yard to their suspicions that the newspaper was intercepting Prince William’s mobile phone messages.
The dinner is just one of a series Mr Hayman, then the Metropolitan Police’s assistant commissioner, enjoyed at the expense of News International. He resigned from the force in December 2007 amid allegations of expenses claims and improper conduct with two women, of which he was later cleared, and took a job with The Times, writing on security issues…
So. Who trained Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator contracted to the News of the World, to hack phones?
Mulcaire and the News of the World’s royal reporter, Clive Goodman, were arrested on suspicion of phone hacking August 2006 and jailed in January 2007.
HELLO HELLO HELLO! Neither of them has written a book on their roles nor worked the media circuit. Why not?
Rebekah Brooks mistake was allowing hard-pressed journalists, who worked for her, to use outsiders to gather information.
These investigation skills are honed elsewhere. In Government centres such as GCHQ (which had just finished recruiting thousands of new telecom spies) military communication centres are no less skilled and police teams have slowly caught up on the techniques needs.
There is a requirement that all police forces now have teams of investigators which watch for illegal activities within their own and other UK police forces. These teams are whiter than white and if wives or relatives have any sort of brush with the Law, detectives are moved to other sections at once. These are the super cops of legend…except they now exist and have vast powers, skills and support in terms of communication surveillance.
Old rules still apply and consents to snoop are supposed to sought and granted….not always the case.
These sort of areas are the training grounds for the “private detectives” which have (allegedly) been employed by newspapers….and make no mistake News International is NOT alone in this.
The snoops employed by technophobic and therefore incompetent journos do not themselves have those skills and they in turn employ others.
Where were those trained and collect the contacts necessary to break open phone company computers?
There are only two possible sources:
the phone companies themselves and
the quasi-government and governmental departments.
The first stones which have to be lifted are those which the Civil Services’ finest largest and most Established backsides remain firmly attached to.
So far UK Premier David Cameron has not realised just how far down the Establishments’ sewers his proposed inquiries may have to sniff.
PS – How many times have BBC and ITN executives met with the police ovbr the same period?