Thursday, December 8, 2011

#Hackgate : #BellPottinger And Rebekah Brooks - Is there more to this cosy circle of friends ? (Archive)

I was munching my toast on Sunday morning wondering who this high profile resignation was to be from...  tweeting away... having a little giggle at some of the funnier tweets...  getting concerned about some other developments I was reading about...  nothing unusual there then !!  No announcement this morning ! Then around lunchtime the news broke that Rebekah Brooks had been arrested. It was pointed out fairly quickly that the arrest was by appoinment..  and of course all the usual questions were asked and opinions given!

The statement from Rebekah's spokesperson soon arrived... who would that be ?  A little bit of digging around soon revealed that the spokesperson was from Bell Pottinger... Aha ! A name I recognise well.  Being interested in human rights and what's happening in Bahrain, for example, I know that Bell Pottinger represent that government.  Protesters are also aware of who is representing their govt...   they have held up placards 'You can't spin the unspinnable' !  Things got dangerous to the extent that Bell Pottinger had to close the office..   Lord Astor became involved according to Bell Pottinger but the UK Govt refuted that he'd praised the dialogue referred to  Lord Astor is UK under-secretary at the MoD and he's also Sam Cameron's stepfather...  So it might have been a bit embarrassing if, indeed, he had been involved... don't you think ?  If you're wondering who Rachel Whetstone is - wife of Steve Hilton. Just click on her name! And here's a bit more from 2010. more