This video from Britain is called Peter Cruddas arranges “premier league” dinners.
From Liberal Conspiracy blog in Britain:
March 26th 2012 – at 2:18 pm
News International upholds probity? So be it
by Dave Osler
The righteous, so the rabbinical maxim has it, have their work done for them. After yesterday’s Sunday Times so perfectly skewered the venality of the Conservative Party, all the average lefty need do is sit back with a big wide smirk on his or her face.
Some commentators are suggesting that this operation was carefully planned, by way of a reprisal from the Rupert Murdoch camp for the Leveson Inquiry. The theory is entirely plausible, and if that is indeed the case, the irony that probity is here being upheld by News International should be apparent to all.
Because if there is one businessman who must certainly does not need to stump up a quarter of a million quid for a meal with senior politicians, it is Mr Murdoch. No doubt he is contemptuous of the small fry forced to reach for their chequebook.
The media proprietor has dined with several successive prime ministers and effectively dictated media policy to all of them. Less than two weeks ago, it was revealed that he held a secret meeting with Margaret Thatcher in 1981, prior to his purchase of Times Newspapers. Both sides subsequently lied by denying that it happened.
At least Mr Murdoch’s regular visits to Number Ten during the New Labour administrations were well documented, as were Blair’s begging phone calls to Berlusconi, putting the case for News International to buy an Italian television company.
It is sobering to reflect that the stitch-up of Peter ‘Premier League’ Cruddas is likely to inflict more political damage on the government than the ineffectual one-day public sector strike seen on November 30 last year.
The effects of mass movements like the strike on November 30 2011 cannot be measured only in the short term, as David Osler does. They should be analysed as links in a long-term chain.
For many years, there were ‘ineffectual’ strikes and other movements against dictator Mubarak in Egypt and dictator Ben Ali in Tunisia. The dictators did not fall after the first blow. Only after years and years.
That the labour movement seemingly packs less political clout than a single newspaper is a pointer to the balance of class forces in Britain today. But that is a debate that can be deferred to another time. Meanwhile, my advice is to just look on and enjoy.
Contrary to David Osler’s advice, my advice to people in Britain is to have a strong mass movement from below to make sure that both the Rupert Murdoch criminal empire and corrupt Tory politicians get what they so really deserve.
David Cameron has been forced to give ground after first refusing to divulge the names of Tory Party financial donors invited to Downing Street or Chequers: here.
Dodgy Prime Minister David Cameron faced calls on Monday for his resignation over the top-Tories-for-sale scandal: here.
An arrested currency speculator traded through a firm owned by shamed Tory treasurer Peter Cruddas: here.
Labour MPs accused Prime Minister David Cameron today of dishing out “shifty” replies to questions about his lavish entertaining of millionaire Tory donors: here.
The head of the Metropolitan Police’s communication department has resigned after the force decided to take disciplinary action against him over the hiring of an ex-News of the World executive: here.