Sunday, 5 September 2010

New York Times Article: How deep could this go?

Its all around the blogosphere about this New York Times article, alleging that there was a wider scandal at the News of the World that was investigated by the met Police.

It alleges collusion between the Met and News International in order to suppress a wider investigation and brings the role of Andy Coulson, editor of the News of the World at the time and now chief spin doctor for the Tories into sharp focus.

The British media are reluctant to push the matter further at present and you have to ask why.

The answers aren't very far away.

IF News International have influence in the British government, then the media would be unlikely to proceed, knowing that there could be serious repercussions.

The NYT article already hints and speculates on NIs relationship with the government and the recent attacks on the BBC.

So, you have to ask yourself, is the alleged cosy stitch-up between News International, the Government and the Police healthy for the country?

I've said it so many times in the past: we cannot continue with the current status-quo in politics. We NEED to start voting in totally independent MPs. Currently with the dominance of the political parties, an organisation only has to influence a handful of people in the ruling party in order to influence our political system.

If we voted in 646 independent candidates, that same organisation would have to influence 646 different people, a far harder task.

Those of us in the blogosphere that are independent of any political aspirations and allegiances need to start promoting that message and influencing the public. Its in the national interest and failure to do so would be a crime against our country.

And yes, hopefully I'm back. Not counting my chickens as nothing is firm or long-term at the moment.

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