Political scandals in the United Kingdom http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23627/all en UK policewoman tried to sell information to tabloid, court told http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/uk-policewoman-tried-sell-information-tabloid-court-told <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A senior British counter-terrorism<br /> police officer went on trial on Monday accused of offering to<br /> sell the News of the World newspaper inside information about a<br /> police investigation into alleged phone-hacking by some of its<br /> reporters.</p> <p>The case of April Casburn is the first to come to criminal<br /> trial as a result of police investigations into wrongdoing at<br /> the Sunday tabloid, which was shut down by its owner Rupert<br /> Murdoch in July 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/uk-policewoman-tried-sell-information-tabloid-court-told" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisition Andy Coulson News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal News of the World News of the World phone hacking scandal investigations Person Career Political scandals in the United Kingdom Quotation Telephone tapping Trial United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:54:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731388 at http://www.globalpost.com UK policewoman defends decision to call paper over hacking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/uk-policewoman-defends-decision-call-paper-over-hacking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Called paper on anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks</p> <p>* Says angry anti-terrorism resources diverted to "jolly"</p> <p>* Prosecution says Casburn sought money for information</p> <p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A senior British policewoman accused of trying to sell inside information to a newspaper being investigated for phone-hacking said on Tuesday she was driven to call the paper by anger that counter-terrorism officers were having to lead the probe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/uk-policewoman-defends-decision-call-paper-over-hacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> April Casburn News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal Political scandals in the United Kingdom Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731740 at http://www.globalpost.com UK policewoman's call to paper "stupid" but not a crime - lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/uk-policewomans-call-paper-stupid-not-crime-lawyer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Police officer denies selling details of hacking probe</p> <p>* Defence lawyer says phone call was foolish, not criminal</p> <p>* Prosecution dismisses officer's defence as a lie</p> <p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A senior British policewoman's call to the News of the World to discuss an investigation into phone-hacking by its reporters was "extremely stupid" but not a crime, her lawyer said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/uk-policewomans-call-paper-stupid-not-crime-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal Political scandals in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:45:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732161 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-UK policewoman guilty of misconduct over call to Murdoch tabloid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-uk-policewoman-guilty-misconduct-over-call-murdoch-tab <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A senior British counter-terrorism police officer was found guilty on Thursday of misconduct in public office over a call to the News of the World to discuss an investigation into phone-hacking by its reporters.</p> <p>April Casburn, 53, a detective chief inspector, rang up the tabloid newspaper on Sept. 11, 2010, and disclosed various details of a confidential police probe that had just been launched and was the subject of intense media speculation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-uk-policewoman-guilty-misconduct-over-call-murdoch-tab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> April Casburn Human Interest News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal Political scandals in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:15:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732663 at http://www.globalpost.com UK detective jailed over Murdoch tabloid leak offer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/uk-detective-jailed-over-murdoch-tabloid-leak-offer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A senior British counter-terrorism police officer was jailed on Friday after becoming the first person to be convicted following a massive police investigation into alleged phone-hacking centred on Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers.</p> <p>Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn, 53, was jailed for 15 months for misconduct in a public office after she was found guilty last month of offering to sell details about the phone-hacking inquiry to Murdoch's News of the World tabloid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/uk-detective-jailed-over-murdoch-tabloid-leak-offer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal Political scandals in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:30:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742930 at http://www.globalpost.com Scotland Yard stole dead children's identities: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/scotland-yard-stole-dead-childrens-identities-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>London's Metropolitan Police stole the identities of some 80 dead children and issued false documents in their names for use by undercover officers, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported on Sunday.</p> <p>The force authorised the practice over three decades for officers attempting to infiltrate protest groups, without informing the children's parents, the broadsheet said.</p> <p>Its investigation described officers creating aliases based on the dead children's details and being issued with documents such as passports and driving licences in their names.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/scotland-yard-stole-dead-childrens-identities-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political scandals in the United Kingdom Politics AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 23:15:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744862 at http://www.globalpost.com Murdoch's Sun pays MP damages for accessing stolen phone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/murdochs-sun-pays-mp-damages-accessing-stolen-phone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Michael Holden</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - A Labour MP has accepted "very substantial" damages from The Sun newspaper after the tabloid admitted its employees accessed private information from her stolen mobile phone three years ago, London's High Court heard on Monday.</p> <p>Siobhain McDonagh later said she was paid 50,000 pounds damages by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. following revelations Sun reporters had been accessing text messages on her mobile phone taken from her car in southwest London in October 2010</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/murdochs-sun-pays-mp-damages-accessing-stolen-phone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal Political scandals in the United Kingdom Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:45:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5786893 at http://www.globalpost.com News Corp, shareholders agree to phone hacking deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/news-corp-139-million-shareholder-lawsuit-settlement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jennifer Saba and Tom Hals</p> <p>(Reuters) - News Corp &lt;NWSA.O&gt; will receive $139 million (£90.94 million) worth of insurance proceeds in a rare cash settlement that resolves a lawsuit by shareholders alleging the board failed to investigate the company's phone hacking scandal.</p> <p>The $139 million, which will be paid by the liability insurance for the board members, is the largest cash settlement in such a derivative case, according to one of the plaintiff's attorneys.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130422/news-corp-139-million-shareholder-lawsuit-settlement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Corporations law Crime in the United Kingdom Financial data vendors Labor Law News Corp News Corporation Political scandals in the United Kingdom Telephone tapping Thomson Reuters Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5822232 at http://www.globalpost.com Royal editor at Murdoch's Sun charged over payments to soldier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/royal-editor-at-murdochs-sun-charged-over-payments-soldier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - The royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's biggest British newspaper is to be charged with conspiring to make illegal payments to a soldier based at a military academy when Princes William and Harry were training, prosecutors said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The charge is another blow to Murdoch's British news empire which was rocked by a phone hacking scandal that led to the closure of the biggest Sunday paper and a painful overhaul of press regulation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/royal-editor-at-murdochs-sun-charged-over-payments-soldier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in the United Kingdom News International phone hacking scandal Political scandals in the United Kingdom War Thomson Reuters Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5824192 at http://www.globalpost.com British government holds off on media regulation, under pressure from newspapers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/british-government-holds-media-regulation-under-pressure-new <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON - British officials are holding off on plans for a state-backed media watchdog, the first sign that opposition from the newspaper industry is slowing down efforts to more closely regulate the country's scandal-tainted press.</p> <p>Prime Minister David Cameron's office said Friday it was temporarily delaying the presentation of its plan for a new, government-backed regulator to give officials more time to examine an alternative proposal being floated by Britain's newspaper industry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/british-government-holds-media-regulation-under-pressure-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political scandals in the United Kingdom Telephone tapping United Kingdom The Canadian Press Fri, 03 May 2013 21:46:26 +0000 The Canadian Press 5830708 at http://www.globalpost.com UK officials: The Sun politics and government editor charged over bribes paid to press officer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130514/uk-officials-the-sun-politics-and-government-editor-charged- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON - Britain's prosecutors say that a politics and government editor with The Sun tabloid has been charged over a conspiracy to pay thousands of pounds (dollars) worth of bribes to a press officer working in the British government's tax department.</p> <p>Prosecutors say The Sun paid bribes to press officer Jonathan Hall in return for information about unannounced spending plans, deficit reduction work, and policy decisions. Hall, 51, was also charged in relation to the payments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130514/uk-officials-the-sun-politics-and-government-editor-charged-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime in the United Kingdom Hacking Political scandals in the United Kingdom The Canadian Press Tue, 14 May 2013 18:00:57 +0000 The Canadian Press 5837679 at http://www.globalpost.com New lobbying scandal hits British parliament http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130609/new-lobbying-scandal-hits-british-parliament-camerons-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - A lobbying scandal that has tarnished the reputation of Britain's parliament widened on Sunday after a newspaper secretly filmed a senior lawmaker from Prime Minister David Cameron's party making what is said were improper remarks.</p> <p>A series of media sting operations has already thrust the issue into the limelight and forced one lawmaker, Patrick Mercer, to resign from the ruling Conservative Party.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130609/new-lobbying-scandal-hits-british-parliament-camerons-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party Political scandals in the United Kingdom Politics Politics of the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Sun, 09 Jun 2013 19:49:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5853756 at http://www.globalpost.com Report: Hacking scandal went well beyond journalists; lawyers, executives also implicated http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130622/report-hacking-scandal-went-well-beyond-journalists-lawyers- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON - The phone hacking scandal rocking Britain extends well beyond the media industry to include law firms, debt collectors and other companies, a newspaper said Saturday.</p> <p>The scandal has already sent shockwaves across the U.K. with revelations that journalists routinely intercepted voicemails, bribed public officials, and hacked into computers in their search for scoops.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130622/report-hacking-scandal-went-well-beyond-journalists-lawyers-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hacking Human Interest Political scandals in the United Kingdom Technology Telephone tapping The Canadian Press Sat, 22 Jun 2013 15:32:17 +0000 The Canadian Press 5864506 at http://www.globalpost.com Sex, spies and society scandal in Andrew Lloyd Webber musical http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130930/sex-spies-and-society-scandal-andrew-lloyd-webber-musical <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Paul Casciato</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - A new musical from British impresario and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will delve into the sex, spies and politics at the heart of Britain's biggest post-war scandal when it opens in December.</p> <p>"Stephen Ward" charts the rise and fall of a high society osteopath at the center of the 1963 "Profumo Affair" which embarrassed the British establishment by exposing the decadent lifestyle of the London elite as the sexual revolution began.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130930/sex-spies-and-society-scandal-andrew-lloyd-webber-musical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Conservative Party Political scandals in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:31:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5949217 at http://www.globalpost.com Court rebuffs British press bid to put brakes on government-backed regulation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131030/british-press-goes-court-bid-put-brakes-government-backed-re <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON - A British court has rebuffed the press in its latest attempt to scupper new rules developed in the wake of the country's phone hacking scandal.</p> <p>Officials are working to create a body which would subject Britain's newspapers and magazines to a government-backed watchdog intended to curb the abuses uncovered by the scandal, but many journalists worry the supposedly independent body could be abused by politicians to punish publications they don't like.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131030/british-press-goes-court-bid-put-brakes-government-backed-re" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in the United Kingdom Hacking Political scandals in the United Kingdom The Canadian Press Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:16:22 +0000 The Canadian Press 5975162 at http://www.globalpost.com