Phi Wire Hand Picked Politics - Live

  • Owen Jones | The TTIP deal hands British sovereignty to multinationals

    • source icon
    • 20:03
  • Editorial | The Guardian view on the response to the murder of David Haines

    • source icon
    • 19:52
  • Tom Devine | How history turned against Tory-voting Scotland

    • source icon
    • 18:31
  • Douglas Murray | Isis are setting our news agenda. We need to stop playing their game

    • source icon
    • 18:22
  • SNP not talking about independence, but more more welfarism, expensive greenery,...

    • source icon
    • 17:21
  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

Story Tracker

Select Story:

James Murdoch to step down

James Murdoch to step down

James Murdoch has stepped down as chairman of BSkyB but will retain his place on the organisation's board.

Labour leader Ed Miliband said Mr Murdoch had made the "right decision" but added that the police investigation into the phone hacking scandal must be completed in order to "get to the bottom" of what happened at the News of the World.

David Cameron said it was a matter for Mr Murdoch and the company's shareholders.

Mr Murdoch stepped down as the head of News International last month after months of pressure over his handling of the phone-hacking council.

Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Harriet Harman said Mr Murdoch's resignation should not "distract us from the fundamental, structural problems of media ownership".

"Murdoch owns too many newspapers. Never again must we allow any individual or organisation to acquire such a concentration of power when it comes to media ownership," she said.

Conservative MP John Whittingdale, Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said he was surprised the resignation didn't come sooner.

"I can’t speak on behalf of the Committee, because the Committee hasn’t met because Parliament is in recess, but certainly, I was not wholly surprised," he said.

"I had expected actually that he would have stepped down at the time when it was announced he was returning to New York, and it’s perhaps a little surprising it has taken this long."

According to ITV News, the Committee are likely to find that former News of the World Editor Colin Myler and former legal manager Tom Crone misled Parliament in their evidence on the hacking scandal. 

Major shareholders in NewsCorp have called for the company to appoint a new chairman to deal with controversy over phone hacking.

Although unlikely to receive a majority vote, the proposal filed by Christian Brothers Investment Services is likely to put further pressure on the company’s board to remove Rupert Murdoch from his position.

 

Green Box: James Murdoch to step downClick to open

+ Expand all - Collapse all

Recommended External Links

Full access for £22 a month...

PoliticsHome PRO Find out more

Latest PRO Content

On Air

Summaries and transcripts from TV and radio

Margaret Curran: A Yes vote is the wrong change

6 hours ago on We

Alistair Burt: We must confront and defeat the menace of IS

14/09/2014 on The World This Weekend, BBC Radio 4

Liam Fox: We need military action against Isil before it's too late

14/09/2014 on Pienaar's Politics, BBC Radio 5 Live

See all On Air

Commons Reports

MPs pay tribute to Ian Paisley

12/09/2014