he’s making a list, he’s checking it twice…
I thought I’d put together a list of things that upshot from the Murdoch hearings and immediately afterwards.
- NI was still paying Mulcaire
- Yates was told not to tell Cameron by Ed Llewellyn
- James Murdoch says it was all others’ fault, i.e. Hinton and Brooks
- Rebekah Brooks says George Osborne recommended Coulson
- 10 out of 45 Met press officers (Fedorcinos?) were ex-NI
- Dick Fedorcio knew nothing..he says
- He can’t say who recommended Wallis
- He blames Yates for things clearly in his responsibility
- He denies agreeing to Yates or Hayman meetingNI
- Neil Wallis worked for the Tories
- He may have been paid by NI
- He reported back to NI from the Met
- Alex Marunchak worked for the Met
- Alex Marunchak is a difficult subject for Rupert Murdoch personally
- David Cameron sort-of admitted being lobbied about BSkyB
- Andy Coulson wasn’t really vetted
- David Cameron won’t say if Control Risks vetted him for the purely Tory job
- Neville Thurbeck was a police informer
- Who had access to the Police National Computer
- Nick Raynsford MP claimed that a “senior officer in government service” was spied on
- Yates got Wallis’s daughter a job
- Wallis was hired because he could influence No.10 and Andy Coulson
- There will be an audit of lawful-intercept logs.
Some of those have moved on. Just to move things on further, it looks like Wallis was a walking Venn diagram – overlapping the Met, News International, the Conservative Party, and No.10 Downing Street. Dick “Scorchio” Fedorcio seems to have thought he was needed to exert influence over No.10.
You could mistake this for a parallel structure of power.