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9 December 2015

Quiz of the year

It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.

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10 June 2015

Coulson case collapses amid stench of hypocrisy

"Not every lie amounts to perjury": In a farcical outcome riddled with class bias, Andy Coulson - former editor of the defunct News of the World (NoW) tabloid - saw the perjury case against him collapse at the High Court in Edinburgh last week

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9 July 2014

Coulson faces prosecution over Tommy Sheridan

Convicted phone hacker Andy Coulson now faces perjury charges after giving evidence that led to the jailing of Scottish socialist Tommy Sheridan, also on a perjury charge, in December 2010, writes More in a future issue.

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2 July 2014

Coulson conviction: Cameron should go!

After 'cash for questions' and MPs claiming 'expenses' for extravagant living, the on-going exposure of the links between the top politicians and the Murdoch empire is a scandal too many

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25 June 2014

Coulson conviction: Cameron must resign!

An 'apology' from David Cameron, is nowhere near enough. He is desperately trying to wriggle his way out of this latest stinking scandal: the now undisputed criminality of the man he appointed as his chief press officer. Cameron and his rotten government should resign immediately and a general election be called

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25 June 2014

Them & Us

National scandal: The Living Wage Commission has called for one million workers to enjoy a 'living wage' by 2020. Chairman Archbishop Sentamu said: "Working and still living in poverty is a national scandal."

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24 June 2014

Coulson convicted: now overturn conviction of Tommy Sheridan

Andy Coulson and other News International figures gave 'evidence' during the trial of Scottish socialist Tommy Sheridan for perjury that led to Tommy's conviction

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26 September 2012

Murdoch empire: a whole barrel of bad apples

The media regulator Ofcom have bizarrely concluded that BSkyB is a "fit and proper" company to hold a broadcasting licence, writes Jim McFarlane, Socialist Party Scotland.

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Tommy Sheridan in 2007

Tommy Sheridan in 2007

22 August 2012

Another News of the World perjury charge

Yet another ex-News of the World (NoW) journalist has been charged with having committed perjury during the 2010 trial of Scottish socialist Tommy Sheridan, writes Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland.

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13 June 2012

Leveson: contradictions and a crisis of credibility

Since the Leveson inquiry began in November politicians have taken turns to take the stand, profess a desire to defend press freedom and lament the power of the media tycoons they once courted, before being given the opportunity to re-write history, writes Ben Norman.

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31 May 2012

Andy Coulson charged with lying

Tommy Sheridan conviction must be overturned: Labour MP Tom Watson commented: "The detention of Andy Coulson further highlights why Mr Sheridan’s conviction was unsound"

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16 May 2012

Rebekah Brooks reveals Murdoch's reach into the heart of government

More than just good friends: Many people will have felt a sense of relief when it was announced that Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the News of the World (NoTW) and chief executive of News International, is to face charges of perverting the course of justice, writes Ben Norman.

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News International Newspapers Ltd, photo Paul Mattsson

Photo Paul Mattsson

11 July 2011

Take over Murdoch's press!


* Nationalise the media to allow full and democratic freedom of discussion and decision-making
'Murdochgate', the News of the World scandal, is Britain's Watergate, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary

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Tommy Sheridan

Tommy Sheridan

6 July 2011

News of World top executives force staff to pay price of scandal

Addition posted 8th July: Rupert Murdoch has called time on the News of the World. The venal phone-hacking scandal had turned the NoW into a toxic rag in the eyes of millions and threatened to undermine Murdoch's hopes of 100% control of BSkyB.

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Tommy Sheridan in 2007

Tommy Sheridan in 2007

2 February 2011

Tommy Sheridan jailing: Political vendetta ends in draconian sentence

SCOTTISH SOCIALIST Tommy Sheridan was jailed for three years on 26 January having being found guilty on charges of perjury...

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26 January 2011

Phone hacking and media spin - the murky world of Andy Coulson

THE NEWS of the World (NoW) phone hacking scandal has claimed the job of Andy Coulson, David Cameron's spin doctor-in-chief, writes Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland.

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