Sunday, July 24, 2011

he's making a list, he's checking it twice...

I thought I'd put together a list of things that upshot from the Murdoch hearings and immediately afterwards.

  1. NI was still paying Mulcaire
  2. Yates was told not to tell Cameron by Ed Llewellyn
  3. James Murdoch says it was all others' fault, i.e. Hinton and Brooks
  4. Rebekah Brooks says George Osborne recommended Coulson
  5. 10 out of 45 Met press officers (Fedorcinos?) were ex-NI
  6. Dick Fedorcio knew nothing..he says
  7. He can't say who recommended Wallis
  8. He blames Yates for things clearly in his responsibility
  9. He denies agreeing to Yates or Hayman meetingNI
  10. Neil Wallis worked for the Tories
  11. He may have been paid by NI
  12. He reported back to NI from the Met
  13. Alex Marunchak worked for the Met
  14. Alex Marunchak is a difficult subject for Rupert Murdoch personally
  15. David Cameron sort-of admitted being lobbied about BSkyB
  16. Andy Coulson wasn't really vetted
  17. David Cameron won't say if Control Risks vetted him for the purely Tory job
  18. Neville Thurbeck was a police informer
  19. Who had access to the Police National Computer
  20. Nick Raynsford MP claimed that a "senior officer in government service" was spied on
  21. Yates got Wallis's daughter a job
  22. Wallis was hired because he could influence No.10 and Andy Coulson
  23. There will be an audit of lawful-intercept logs.

Some of those have moved on. Just to move things on further, it looks like Wallis was a walking Venn diagram - overlapping the Met, News International, the Conservative Party, and No.10 Downing Street. Dick "Scorchio" Fedorcio seems to have thought he was needed to exert influence over No.10.

You could mistake this for a parallel structure of power.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"10 out of 45 Met press officers (Fedorcinos?) were ex-NI"

Assuming that Met press officers are all journalists who have worked in London; what proportion of all journalists who have worked in London are ex NI?

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