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Sun Buries Itself, David Cameron And Ed Miliband In Drugs Story: Meet Rupert Murdoch’s Tom Baldwin

THE Sun’s headline about former News of The World editor Andy Coulson is not “Former News Of The World editor arrested over hacking claims while working for Rupert Murdoch”. No. The Sun’s headline is:

“David Cameron’s former aide quizzed over hacking claims”

The Sun’s focus is on Cameron and not on its sister organ. Why? Well, self-preservation, cynicism, pragmatism and maybe – just maybe – the Sun flexing its muscles. As the Independent puts the same news:

Cameron forced to cut Murdoch and his empire loose as he tries to deflect public anger about failure to tackle the phone-hacking scandal…

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Posted: 9th, July 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (9)


Lord Ashcroft Offers Tory Voters Guide To Avoiding Tax

DEPUTY Tory Party chairman Lord Ashcroft is non-dom – he is not a permanent resident for tax purposes. Is this right and proper? Does it matter if he or any Labour Party donors live overseas?

Doesn’t it make sense to vote with a man who knows how to avoid paying tax rather than for Gordon Brown for whom tax is the breath of life? Do you want people who are good with their money in charge or those who are crap with yours?

Dizzy writes:

As for Alan Johnson suggesting that Ashcroft is “unpatriotic” let’s not take the piss or take the intellectual capacity of the voter for granted now. After all, Johnson is a member of a Government that has given anyway quite a bit of British sovereignty over the years to the supranational EU. If non-domiciles are unpatriotic then I shudder to think what he could be called.

BAT E Bird hears Gordon Penrice MP claim it is all unfair because Ashcroft has money to spend on Tory campaigning:

* “Lord Ashcroft, the Conservatives’ deputy chairman, has bankrolled his party’s bid to secure the Nelson, Colne and West Craven seat to the tune of £50,000 to £60,000.”

Matt Buck puts his view well – the image is of Ashcroft.

PAYMENT of taxation on your earnings is how you get a vote in the way the country is run. People who choose not to pay tax in the UK through use of the non-domicile loophole but who still seek influence on the electoral process need to be viewed with extreme caution.

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Posted: 2nd, March 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment


How The Aisling Symes’ Tragedy Became The Media’s Nightmare

aisling-200x0How the media starting ticking boxes when  Aisling Symes, went missing – the New Zealand child prayed for by the McCanns and watched by the world’s media.

POLICE looking for Aisling Symes have found the body of a child in a storm water drain.

“The immediate scene has been condoned off and treated as a crime scene,” says Insp Gary Davey.

Says Sky News: “There was speculation she had been abducted.”

This speculation is what made the missing child a global story.

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Posted: 12th, October 2009 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (24)


Madeleine McCann: Missing Child Aisling Symes’ Body Found

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann: Police find the body of what looks to be Aisling Symes, the New Zealand child prayed for by the McCanns and watched by the world’s media.

HORRIBLE news from New Zealand where police looking for Aisling Symes have found the body of a child in a storm water drain.

Aisling Symes was last seen near her grandparent’s home in Henderson, Auckland, a week ago.

“The immediate scene has been condoned off and treated as a crime scene,” says Insp Gary Davey.

Says Sky News: “There was speculation she had been abducted.”

This speculation is what made the missing child a global story.

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Posted: 12th, October 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (6)