The Complete Mystery of Madeleine McCann™

A very warm welcome to The Complete Mystery of Madeleine McCann™ forum.

Please log in, or register to view all the forums, then settle in and help us get to the truth about what really happened to Madeleine Beth McCann. Please note that your username should be different from your email address!

When posting please be mindful that this forum is primarily about the death of a three year old girl.

(Please note: if you register with the sole intention of disrupting or spamming, please don't expect to be a member for too long.)

Many thanks,

Jill Havern
Forum owner

David Cameron dinner with James Murdoch 'broke the ministers’ code'

View previous topic View next topic Go down

David Cameron dinner with James Murdoch 'broke the ministers’ code'

Post by HotlipsHealy on 19.07.11 8:20

David Cameron has been reported to the country’s most senior civil servant for allegedly breaching the ministerial code.

By Christopher Hope, Whitehall Editor6:30AM BST 19 Jul 2011
John Mann, a backbench Labour MP, wrote to Sir Gus O’Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary, to accuse the Prime Minister of breaking rules over an alleged conflict of interest in relation to the bid by News Corporation for the remaining shares it did not own in BSkyB. If he is found to have breached the code, Mr Cameron could be referred to Sir Philip Mawer, the Prime Minister’s independent adviser on ministers’ interests, who would investigate further.
However, it is not clear how the complaint would be handled because the rules state that the Prime Minister has to decide if there is a case to answer.
The Daily Telegraph disclosed yesterday that David and Samantha Cameron shared a family dinner with James Murdoch, the deputy chief operating officer of News Corporation, and his wife Kathryn, and Rebekah Brooks, the chief executive of News International, and her husband Charlie on December 23 last year.
Two days previously, Mr Cameron had removed decision-making powers over the BSkyB bid from Vince Cable after the Business Secretary made unguarded comments that he had “gone to war” with Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp.
Mr Mann’s letter to Sir Gus suggested that Mr Cameron had broken the ministerial code. “I write to urge you to consider investigating whether David Cameron MP has breached section 1 of the Ministerial Code,” he wrote.
“Section 1.2.f of the code states: ministers must ensure that no conflict arises, or appears to arise, between their public duties and their private interests.
“It is therefore incumbent on the Prime Minister to avoid both actual or the appearance of a conflict of interest between decisions he should make as Prime Minister and his close personal relationship with Rebekah Brooks and James Murdoch.
“A breach of the code appears to have arisen, please investigate.”
The code states that “if there is an allegation about a breach of the code, and the Prime Minister, having consulted the Cabinet Secretary, believes it warrants further investigation, he will refer the matter to the independent adviser on ministers’ interests”.
Mr Mann said: “This is an insult to the general public’s intelligence and it shows an extraordinary inter-connectivity between News International and the Prime Minister.
“The ministerial code is very straightforward and he indeed signed the foreword of the most recent version.
He has clearly broken the code and I am sure that we can expect appropriate action to be taken by the Cabinet Secretary and a grovelling apology on Wednesday.
“Not only is the Prime Minister responsible for ensuring that all ministers abide by the code, but he is expected to uphold the highest of propriety.”
In the foreword to the code, Mr Cameron wrote last May of how the Government had a responsibility “to rebuild confidence in our political system”.
“After the scandals of recent years, people have lost faith in politics and politicians,” he wrote. “It is our duty to restore their trust.”
He said it was important that ministers were “transparent about what we do and how we do it”.
A spokesman for the Cabinet Office said Sir Gus had not yet received the letter and “will respond in due course”.


Kate McCann: It was our holiday too.


Posts : 124
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-05-16

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
McCanns apt & hire car

Blood and cadaver alerts
dismissed by UK Government

Retired DCI Gonçalo Amaral: "The English can always present the conclusions to which they themselves arrived in 2007. Because they know, they have the evidence of what happened - they don't need to investigate anything. All this is now a mere 'show off'."

Retired murder DCI Colin Sutton: "I would also like to make the point that Operation Grange was so restricted from the start as to be destined to fail."

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley made public on national TV that Operation Grange is a complete fraud.

Ex-DCI Andy Redwood had a "revelation moment" on BBC's Crimewatch on 14th October 2013 when he announced that Operation Grange had eliminated the Tanner sighting - which opened up the 'window of opportunity', in accordance with their remit, to allow the fake abduction to happen.

Despite "irrelevant behaviour" from blood and cadaver dogs in the McCann's apartment, on Kate McCann's clothes, and in the car they hired three weeks after Maddie disappeared, Ex-Chief Inspector, Ian Horrocks, said: "The thought that Kate and Gerry McCann had anything to do with the death of their daughter is frankly preposterous."

Gerry McCann called for example to be made of 'trolls'. SKY News reporter Martin Brunt doorstepped Brenda Leyland on 2 October 2014. She was then found dead in a Leicester hotel room. Brenda paid the price. She paid with her life.

Ex-Deputy Chief Constable, Jim Gamble QPM, congratulated SKY reporter, Martin Brunt, on twitter for doorstepping Brenda Leyland on behalf of Gerry McCann.

Prime Minister Theresa May introduces Prime Suspect Kate McCann to Royalty: The Duchess of Gloucester.

Good Cop Down: The reality of being a police whistleblower