Saturday, April 28, 2012

#McCann #FBI #NewsInternational : Tom Watson writes to MPs over alleged News International bullying

We know thanks to PANORAMA one of those bullied by the McCanns, the SUN and News International was David Cameron.So maybe it was not the Government after all protecting the McCanns but MP's blackmailed into protecting them by Murdoch's company. If this should be the case then Madeleine has a very good chance of finding justice.AND we must all give thanks to HideHo for capturing those crucial moments and freezing them in time.

Labour MP unveils plan after Max Mosley offers legal funds for any MP wanting to reveal potential blackmail and intimidation
Labour MP Tom Watson is to ask other MPs about alleged bullying by News International. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images
Tom Watson, the Labour MP who helped uncover the hacking scandal, is to write to all other MPs asking whether they have ever been threatened or bullied by News International.

He is taking the action after Max Mosley, the former Formula One racing boss, announced he was funding legal assistance for MPs to reveal potential blackmail and intimidation against them by Rupert Murdoch's newspaper group.

Mosley,who won £60,000 damages from the News of the World in 2008 over false allegations he had taken part in a "Nazi" orgy, said he was bankrolling the action in an attempt to expose News International's hidden hold on British politics.

Mosley told the Independent that he believes at least 10 MPs may have evidence about News International's dealings with politicians.

He said: "Organisations like Hacked Off are trying to make sure that everything that should be put in front of Leveson will be – and that's particularly important where there have been a large number of cases where News International have set out to intimidate, even blackmail, members of parliament and other people in positions of authority.

"So as far as it's possible to do so, those facts have to be brought to Leveson and I'm trying to help in a modest way. I am making legal advice available."

MPs who are worried about disclosing embarrassing evidence could remain anonymous, Mosley said.

Watson has said that attempts were made by News International to make him drop his investigations into the company. Another Labour MP Chris Bryant said in a Commons debate last year that an associate of Rupert Murdoch had warned him that campaigning on hacking would "not be forgotten".

Mosley told the Independent that he was aware of two other cases in which News International had brought undue influence to bear on MPs.