Email sent to Mr John Glen our local (Salisbury) MP:
Dear Mr. Glen,
Given all we know about the relationship between Rupert Murdoch and successive British governments and the power that this non tax paying, non UK citizen, has over our press and political process do you not think that it was inappropriate that Boris Johnson and George Osborne recently attended a private meeting with Murdoch.
Given the number of serious criminal charges involving employees of News International that are pending and the role of Boris Johnson as Mayor of London and hence responsible for the Metropolitan Police, isn’t this a cause for concern?
Given that the government is still supposedly in negotiations with the major newspapers concerning the Leveson proposals, is it not inappropriate for a cabinet minister to be meeting with the one person above all others that created the climate in which the abuses highlighted in the Leveson enquiry took place?
In short, doesn’t this show that the power of Rupert Murdoch over our press and politicians is undiminished.
In short, doesn’t this show that Leveson is already “on the shelf gathering dust”.
In short, isn’t this simply two fingers to Leveson and the British public?
I am sorry if I have been a little blunt, but I hope that you are able to see that this is how it will be perceived by at least some of your constituents.
Ref: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/jan/28/george-osborne-rupert-murdoch-dinner (Accessed 29th Jan 2013)