Archive of 8 July 2011

The Fall of the House of Murdoch

The week in politics: Fall of the House of Murdoch

It was a peculiarly British scandal: motivated by curtain twitching, upsetting because it violated privacy.

  • James Murdoch: NOTW sullied by phone hacking

    James Murdoch: NOTW sullied by phone hacking

    James Murdoch, chairman of News International and deputy chief operating officer of News Corporation told staff yesterday of the imminent closure of News of the World due to allegations of what he described as "inhuman behaviour" during the phone hacking scandal.

  • Hugh Grant: NOTW closure is "cynical"

    Hugh Grant: NOTW closure is "cynical"

    Hugh Grant, actor, speaking on BBC Question Time last night describes the closure of the News of the World as cynical and questions why Rebekah Brooks remains in her position as News International chief executive.

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