March 22nd, 2013

Lebedev Snr Says State Regulation is Bad

Sky’s Adam Boulton has just grilled billionaire Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev on his thoughts on press regulation. He pulled the rug from under his newspaper proprietor son and Independent titles Editor in Chief Chris Blackhurst, who are the only ones to sign up to state regulation, so far. Under sustained questioning from Boulton, Daddy Lebedev seemed to deny that he was a donor to Hacked Off, concluding “er, you better ask Evgeny about that”. As Guido revealed this week, Hacked Off claim that the Lebedev funded Journalism Foundation were a donor to the tune of £20,000. Surely Hacked Off are accurate in everything they say? Video to follow…


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    Mr Lebedev is worried he might have to fly to Cyprus on Monday. And he’s concerned how much excess baggage he’s going to have pay for 500 large, heavy suitcases.

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  2. 2
    Blowing Whistles says:

    The plots thicken.

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  3. 4
    Hugh's government are shafting the freedom of speech says:

    Guido. You must not sign up to this amendment thingy. It is a trap,

    Oldest trick in the book. Produce something OTT, everyone panics and breaths a sigh of relief when a compromise is reached to produce something that the instigators wanted all along.

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  4. 5
    Huge Grunt says:

    Any further intrusions into our privacy and I’ll get Max to cut your wires Guido.

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  5. 7
    Anonymous says:

    So were the three amigos aware of this when kowtowing to their actor pal?

    If yes, why did they delegate this country’s legislation?

    If no, why not?

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    Casual Observer says:

    Other than the obvious whiff of possible funny money, perhaps senior does have a dislike for state regulation having been intimately familiar with it in his earlier years. And with the circulation figures being what they are, sign up or not, one dodgy story and the Indy is sunk.

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    Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill says:

    Alexander like me is rather detached from the whole sordid affair. Money in high places possibly to politicians in all 3 parties, whatever next?

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  8. 10
    Stolen innocence 2012 of United Wheeldom says:

    Reblogged this on shared blogs.

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  9. 11
    Pravda UK says:

    So what’s the problem?

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  10. 13
    Sin Corrupcion says:

    You guys should look into Lebedev’s dealings in “taking” over and destroying small private UK investors in Timan Oil
    Our shares re now worthless

    We have had no help from the FSA,LSE, nor the UK government.

    All we have had is silence and dilution after the largest oil find in FSU in the last 20yrs.

    Amazing..Anyone want the real facts and how we have been silenced.Scam with one of top International bank directors insider dealing

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