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9 December 2015
It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.
10 June 2015
"Not every lie amounts to perjury": In a farcical outcome riddled with class bias, Andy Coulson - former editor of the defunct News of the World (NoW) tabloid - saw the perjury case against him collapse at the High Court in Edinburgh last week
9 July 2014
Convicted phone hacker Andy Coulson now faces perjury charges after giving evidence that led to the jailing of Scottish socialist Tommy Sheridan, also on a perjury charge, in December 2010, writes More in a future issue.
2 July 2014
After 'cash for questions' and MPs claiming 'expenses' for extravagant living, the on-going exposure of the links between the top politicians and the Murdoch empire is a scandal too many
25 June 2014
An 'apology' from David Cameron, is nowhere near enough. He is desperately trying to wriggle his way out of this latest stinking scandal: the now undisputed criminality of the man he appointed as his chief press officer. Cameron and his rotten government should resign immediately and a general election be called
25 June 2014
National scandal: The Living Wage Commission has called for one million workers to enjoy a 'living wage' by 2020. Chairman Archbishop Sentamu said: "Working and still living in poverty is a national scandal."
24 June 2014
Andy Coulson and other News International figures gave 'evidence' during the trial of Scottish socialist Tommy Sheridan for perjury that led to Tommy's conviction
26 September 2012
The media regulator Ofcom have bizarrely concluded that BSkyB is a "fit and proper" company to hold a broadcasting licence, writes Jim McFarlane, Socialist Party Scotland.
22 August 2012
Yet another ex-News of the World (NoW) journalist has been charged with having committed perjury during the 2010 trial of Scottish socialist Tommy Sheridan, writes Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland.
13 June 2012
Since the Leveson inquiry began in November politicians have taken turns to take the stand, profess a desire to defend press freedom and lament the power of the media tycoons they once courted, before being given the opportunity to re-write history, writes Ben Norman.
31 May 2012
Tommy Sheridan conviction must be overturned: Labour MP Tom Watson commented: "The detention of Andy Coulson further highlights why Mr Sheridan’s conviction was unsound"
16 May 2012
More than just good friends: Many people will have felt a sense of relief when it was announced that Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the News of the World (NoTW) and chief executive of News International, is to face charges of perverting the course of justice, writes Ben Norman.
11 July 2011
* Nationalise the media to allow full and democratic freedom of discussion and decision-making
'Murdochgate', the News of the World scandal, is Britain's Watergate, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary
6 July 2011
Addition posted 8th July: Rupert Murdoch has called time on the News of the World. The venal phone-hacking scandal had turned the NoW into a toxic rag in the eyes of millions and threatened to undermine Murdoch's hopes of 100% control of BSkyB.
2 February 2011
SCOTTISH SOCIALIST Tommy Sheridan was jailed for three years on 26 January having being found guilty on charges of perjury...
26 January 2011
THE NEWS of the World (NoW) phone hacking scandal has claimed the job of Andy Coulson, David Cameron's spin doctor-in-chief, writes Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland.
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