Frederic Michel

Friday 25 May 2012

Jeremy Hunt backed Rupert Murdoch's controversial BSkyB bid in a memo to David Cameron just weeks before he was put in charge of the deal, it emerged yesterday.

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Labour has called for Alex Salmond's senior adviser to join him in giving evidence under oath to the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics.

Friday 27 April 2012

Scotland's Deputy First Minister has said there was "emphatically and unequivocally" no link between Alex Salmond's discussions with News Corporation over proposals to take over BSkyB, and the Scottish Sun newspaper's decision to back the SNP.

Thursday 26 April 2012

Given the trouble they cause, you might wonder why senior politicians bother employing special advisers, or "spads" to use the shorthand.