COULD MURDOCH BRING DOWN CAMERON?

The British phone-hacking scandal is creeping closer Ptime Minister David Cameron.  His Tory party has admitted that another former Murdoch news executive recentlhy arrested may have provided the government with public relations advice before the last election.

Two senior police officers have already resiged because they were too closely associated with Murdoch executives.  So what about Cameron.

This on top of the fact that Cameron had 26 meetings with Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks and other senior Murdoch people since the time he became prime minister last May.  What were they talking about.?

The Labour leader charges that Cameron has refused to explain his connections to Murdoch and has even refused to apologize for hiring Andy Coulson.

There are a growing number of groups that are now saying Cameron is too tainted by Murdoch and should fall on his sword like the senior police commanders.  There is also a group of hard line conservative in Parliament who would be happy to see Cameron go.

Cameron is fortunate that Parliament has now risen for the summer and will not return until October.  That will take some of the heat of the P.M.  But every observer says this Murdoch scandal will continue for months, if not years.

Will David Cameron be forced to resign?

What do you think?

3 Comments »

  1. 1
    Trev Says:

    The latest issue of Private Eye, the British Satirical magazine, has a cover which sums it up at:
    http://www.private-eye.co.uk/
    tho Cameron’s not on this one!

  2. 2

    They say-“you get the government you deserve”. If this mud-slinging, muck-racking, brings the government down I would be surprised.
    I think that the Brits are starting to get sick of it and want to get on to the real problems in the country.
    After all, misdirection, scandal, corruption bribery, lies,& cover-ups would be going on everywhere…oh oops! I thought we were talking about Quebec! 🙂

  3. 3
    peter baxter Says:

    Murdock’s Eulogy by Peter Shakespeare Baxter

    Friends, Readers, countrymen, lend me your ears;
    I come to bury Murdock, not to praise him.
    The evil that men do lives after them;
    The good is oft interred with their bones;
    So let it be with Murdock.
    The noble Orwell hath told you Murdock was ambitious:
    If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
    And grievously hath Murdock answered it.
    Here, under leave of Orwell and the rest –
    For Orwell was an honourable man;
    So are were all, all honourable men –
    Come I to speak at Murdock’s inquest.
    O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
    For all men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
    For my heart is in the custard pie there with Murdock,
    And I must pause till it come back to me.
    A once noble profession graced by the likes
    Of Orwell and Greene as today become the
    Possession of a custard pie.
    A pie cooked in Murdock’s bakery.

    PS that is George Orwell or Eric Blair and Henry Graham Greene for the benefit of journalists everywhere.


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