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I was munching my toast on Sunday morning wondering who this high profile resignation was to be from… tweeting away… having a little giggle at some of the funnier tweets… getting concerned about some other developments I was reading about… nothing unusual there then !! No announcement this morning ! Then around lunchtime the news broke that Rebekah Brooks had been arrested. It was pointed out fairly quickly that the arrest was by appoinment.. and of course all the usual questions were asked and opinions given!
The statement from Rebekah’s spokesperson soon arrived… who would that be ? A little bit of digging around soon revealed that the spokesperson was from Bell Pottinger… Aha ! A name I recognise well. Being interested in human rights and what’s happening in Bahrain, for example, I know that Bell Pottinger represent that government. Protesters are also aware of who is representing their govt… they have held up placards ‘You can’t spin the unspinnable’ ! Things got dangerous to the extent that Bell Pottinger had to close the office.. Lord Astor became involved according to Bell Pottinger but the UK Govt refuted that he’d praised the dialogue referred to http://is.gd/9DroZ0 Lord Astor is UK under-secretary at the MoD and he’s also Sam Cameron’s stepfather… So it might have been a bit embarrassing if, indeed, he had been involved… don’t you think ? http://is.gd/rzWEZW. If you’re wondering who Rachel Whetstone is – wife of Steve Hilton. Just click on her name! And here’s a bit more http://is.gd/sYJSYO from 2010.
Bell Pottinger was, of course the firm whose internship was auctioned by the Conservatives at their Black & White party. As well as in the daily news it also received criticism from within the PR industry http://is.gd/Ez2ZXE. Via auction, the internship was being offered to the highest bidder rather than on merit, giving opportunity only to the wealthy. And here’s a little bit of info about Lord Bell the man in charge http://is.gd/ppdcaL
Going back in history Tim Bell was brought in to help the troubled Lord Black to defuse the crisis at Hollinger which owned the Daily Telegraph http://is.gd/xsRaWx So he’s used to helping out media moguls… Black is now serving a jail sentence… http://is.gd/dWMBMj.
And of course there’s the whole saga surrounding Mrs. Duffy… who I’m sure you’ll remember. But Bell Pottinger ? Hmm… read on… you might find a few more names that you’re familiar with too http://is.gd/0Vs34Y
Oh and if you want to know how Bell Pottinger sell themselves http://www.bell-pottinger.co.uk/
Wonder what they can do for Rebekah? When she leaves the Police Station maybe Rebekah will take herself off to Champneys – she’ll be in good company as her husband Charlie Brooks introduced the kriotherapy chamber there… http://is.gd/2mZGpM. What’s that ? Well it’s something like a big ice cube.. I think… http://is.gd/ZRGhHK.
Oh but hang on hasn’t Champneys already been in the news today… http://is.gd/JdVmBr
As I write this blog, Sir Paul Stephenson has resigned from his post as Police Commissioner. How many more will bite the dust coming out of the murky world surrounding News International?
And if Rebekah doesn’t fancy Champneys ? She might just fly off somewhere for lunch ! http://is.gd/EXz1pp
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Following months and years of allegations, rumours, challenges, sniggers, sneers, procrastinations and denials we are now seeing that further questions merely bring about further questions ! This whole saga is becoming murkier and murkier… who would want to touch it ? But at what cost do we not touch it…. ?
This saga began with a few people concerned that their phones had been hacked realising that stories printed could only have been ascertained via their mobiles. Since those days the story has grown to such an extent that we are now questioning the actions and motives of all those involved from journalists, private investigators, newspaper editors, owners of big media organisations, The Met, latterly the Director of Public Prosecutions and even the PM has been brought into it ! The British Prime Minister !! Excuse me.. but whatever political party we may or may not belong to the Office of the Prime Minister has been brought into question. Private dinners, inviting Murdoch through the back door not the front door of No 10. What does that say ? And let’s not forget Coulson… he was there at the beginning of this tale – will he be there when we get to the end ? When the DPP & a Senior Officer of the Met start throwing accusations at each other, as alleged, then there are serious questions… we need the answers !
I believe this has become very serious. In fact I would go so far as to say there is an odour… an odour of corruption about this whole affair. I thought this a while ago but the latest headlines, where innocent, distressed, bereaved families have been targeted, just takes it to a different level. Before this, I feel there may have been a question mark amongst the public, ordinary people who go about their daily lives never questioning that they could be targeted, believing such happenings were the territory of the rich and famous. But how wrong can an assumption be… I feel people will now start to sit up and take notice. I hope so because there are far-reaching implications.
But what can we do about it? Write to every newspaper editor,write to the DPP, petition the PM, contact the police… ? But hang on – these are the people/organisations who are involved in this scandal ! Get my point ?
No, we support those who are trying to get to the bottom of this whole sordid, pernicious affair. We show our support for Tom Watson and Chris Bryant ! They are our representatives on this. And whilst pursuing, their lives might not be so easy… they deserve our support ! They, along with those who are taking legal action, rather than accepting pay-offs, are the one’s who will lead us to the truth… and importantly, by doing so, hopefully restore our faith in our long trusted institutions…
Finally, I cannot say how sick I feel that these parents may have been targeted…