While the news that Tinie Tempah has been nominated for the Mercury Prize should ordinarily set the internet alight with vitriolic fury, the Murdoch/Scotland Yard appearances in Westminster today has somewhat stolen the limelight.
Alas, the government comms machine does not stop - with some rather interesting announcements coming out of Whitehall in the hours (and indeed, minutes) before the big Rupert and James show.
They included a brilliantly ironic statement - made almost at the same time as John Yates was alleging that his offer of a Prime Ministerial briefing on phone hacking was turned down -about Government transparency.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury and the Minister for the Cabinet Office today published a new Code for corporate governance which will apply to central government departments and will help enhance their transparency and accountability.
NHS patients will have more freedom to choose where they go for their healthcare from April 2012, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced today.
The Government will start formal consultations on increasing public service pension contributions in 2012-13 by the end of this month, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said today, as he set out plans for talks on reform to continue into the autumn.
Categories: PR and Communications, Parliamentary investigations
Tags: Murdoch, PR, Whitehall
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