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I'm getting a tingly 1997-type feeling.
Dude's in trooooooouble!
And I would consider myself a Tory.
it's just...this is how countries are run, isn't it? if it's not him it'll be them or someone else and a similar thing with them or someone else or whatever and just...it all makes me sick of how bored of democracy and politics we all are
This is why I always struggle to comprehend the impact/fallout of this sort of thing. Everyone assumes that this sort of thing is going on so it's difficult to be surprised/aghast when it's actually confirmed. See also: Expenses scandal.
The continually shambolic politics of this country has made everyone so cynical I'm not sure when I'm supposed to start being outraged at something.
since you ask: you should be at outraged at things all the time, this is what what walter benjamin calls the 'everyday emergency'
(or something like that)
one of my favourite slogans
3.41pm: On 7 July, James Murdoch was given private information about a meeting between David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt to discuss setting up the Leveson inquiry.
'I think that's a little above my pay grade'.
Is that it is mainly the people who hate Murdoch who are whooping for joy at today's news. They seem to have everyone wrapped round their little fingers...
A News International who have lost large sections of their board, seen their share price tumble, their public reputation trashed, News International-friendly sections of the Met been pushed out, and a News International-backed government been repeatedly humiliated.
Yup, we're really dancing to their tune...
You're wrong - the most hilarious thing about all this is how bitter Tories are about it all.
Subsuming its responsibilities into business and others, saving cash. Could happen.
I reckon he'll be gone by Monday.
I reckon he will stay after the Olympics, when the DCMS is closed/merged with BIS to save money. What will happen to him after then is a mystery.
It's his SpAd that is implicated in the emails (those that I have seen).
If Hunt really is "future leader" material, then he will show it and work his way out of this situation.
But it really does make me wonder why the hell anyone would want to get involved in Politics in this modern world. Hunt is getting roundly criticised for his handling of a Bid that didn't even come to fruition. I'm not defending the actions per se, but I honestly cannot say I wouldn't do the same...
and a bid that Hunt had responsibility for making a decision on in the first place precisely because Vince Cable was perceived to have been biased in his handling of it...
Can't be fucked to google and read a whole news story.
I WANT TO BE SPOON FED EXACTLY AS DEMANDED. DON'T BLAME ME, BLAME THE 21st CENTURY.
There is a load of emails between some folks in which these things are said:
• Hunt(s office) gave the Murdoch's regular updates regarding their bid
• They acknowledge in one part that they obtained info about some of the Government meetings about the takeover somewhat illegally
• Hunt pretty much told them they'd win the bid
Short video interview from Leveson here:
and the good bits of the emails here:
Please move on.
he'll get the PM's backing, he'll resign on Monday morning.
with cynicism hat on...
he's going to get out of resigning now by promising to testify to leveson under oath, which buys him time.
has.... has he already kinda survived this?
he's going to end up being the sodding Tory leader down the line isn't he? Christ alive.
Hunt will back track on the IT DIDN'T HAPPEN thing too before he talks to Levenson.
And it looks like James will be able to dodge any US Corrupt Foreign Practice charges as well. This is remarkably depressing.
Give it a week before he resigns. Same with all these things. Wait for the story to subside a bit, and then resign.
Hunt has a huge, huge following within the Tory party. He'll be hard to budge
Bloody nice chap, helped me out a lot in the early days. Surprised it's come to this for him. A shame.
Here's hoping but I can't see it being enough :-/
It's like watching 2 people who hate you, kick the shit out of each other.