The Great Debate UK

Press, police, politicians and public in race to the bottom

June 19, 2012

–Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.–

from The Great Debate:

Hypocrisy taints Murdoch grilling

By Nicholas Wapshott
May 30, 2012

Watching Tony Blair appear this week before the British judicial inquiry into press standards in London has left me feeling a little queasy. What began as an open-minded investigation into how to protect individuals from the snooping of the press in the age of the Internet has turned into a show trial to shame politicians who fell under the spell of Rupert Murdoch.