Thursday, July 28, 2011

It isn't like Ernst Stavro Blofeld didn't get briefings either

Oh, wait, even fictional supervillians don't get this kind of access:

The extraordinary access that Cabinet ministers granted Rupert Murdoch and his children was revealed for the first time yesterday, with more than two dozen private meetings between the family and senior members of the Government in the 15 months since David Cameron entered Downing Street.

In total, Cabinet ministers have had private meetings with Murdoch executives more than 60 times and, if social events such as receptions at party conferences are included, the figure is at least 107.

On two occasions, James Murdoch and former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks were given confidential defence briefings on Afghanistan and Britain's strategic defence review by the Defence Secretary, Liam Fox. A further briefing was held with Ms Brooks, Rupert Murdoch and the Sunday Times editor John Witherow.


StonyPillow said...

The Tories are a wholly owned subsidiary of News International.

Anonymous said...

with such an active social calendar, who could have time for the common sort of people? Those were mere rabllerousers, whiners, losers of their jobs, opportunities in education, small things to job creators...

pansypoo said...

children or mini me's?