Top news today: government reshuffle, Lord Mandelson’s income and phone-hacking
Author: Zoe Stavri
Published on Sep 03, 2012
In the news today, announcement of a reshuffled government is expected imminently, Lord Mandelson’s consultancy firm has brought in approximately £2m in its first year and Rebekah Brooks faces charges over phone hacking.
David Cameron opts for shake-up across the ranks- A major reshuffle of all ranks of the government is expected today. Some speculate that this reshuffle will benefit the right wing of the party. If you were in charge of the reshuffle, who would you pick for government positions?
Lord Mandelson’s controversial firm nets £2m in its first year- The former Labour is now a businessman, and his consultancy company, Global Counsel LLP has brought in up to £2m. Under current law, he does not need to disclose payments, despite being a peer, but this is set to change. How much information should peers be required to disclose about their finances?
Brooks to face phone hacking charge- Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is due to appear in court over her role in the phone hacking scandal. How can we balance press freedom with individual privacy rights?