By now everyone here should have seen at least some reporting on the Newscorp phone hacking scandal but if you haven't here is a list of the major figures involved helpfully provided by the BBC.
Tomorrow, however, will be a major day on the political side because tomorrow is Prime Minister's Question Time. It will not be pleasant and l for one cannot wait!!
If you are not acquainted with Prime Minister's Question Time (helpfully called PMQ's) you would not have witness what becomes in times of national drama and interest the verbal equilvalent of a drunken street fight. With weapons.
It used to be two fifteen minute segments (tuesday and thursday 12.15pm) until Tony Blair got too bored to turn up twice a week so now it's one 30 minute session where things can get a bit nutty.
PMQ's have two functions. The first is to let the PM do a bit of preening and usually involves a member of his own party asking a leading question to make him (or her in the past) look good. For example someone may say "Is my right honorable friend aware that due to the policies X and Y he enacted my constituency hospital has increased efficiency 200% and wouldn't he agree that this is a model for others to follow?" This would then allow the PM to quote figures as to why he is so great and show why the previous government were so poor.
The second is really just open season on the PM where opposition MP's (or disgruntled member of his own side) get to ask questions on any subject, usually at the expense of the government. As Leader Of The Opposition Ed Milliband gets to ask three questions in a row in two seperate segments and last week he went to town on Cameron. In the days of the Bush Presidency l always lamented to my American cousins in Florida how sad l was that the US didn't have an equivalent just to see if the man could hold his own with direct questions from opposition politicians.
Right now PM David Cameron is squirming due to his close association with Newscorp executives and the fact that he ignored warnings from not only people in the news profession but other former elected and current politicians not to employ former News Of The World editor Andy Coulson as his Comunications director. Now that a week of smelly brown stuff has been striking the fan at extreme velocities and all of it landing on or around his poor decision making David Cameron has decided to join in with the Newscorp bashing with all parties agreeing to a motion from Ed Milliband and Labour demanding that Murdoch withdraw his attempt to purchase the rest of BSkyB and turn it into a UK version of Fox.
Some MP's who have long been silent for fear of retribution from Murdoch's papers now smell blood and see a vunerable wounded animal ready to be pounded on. Others who are disdainful of all the low grade tabloids have now found a cause to try to curb the excesses of a bunch of, lets face it, morally bankrupt weasels who would sell their grandmothers for a byline. Whatever the oncoming weeks will show one thing is certain, Cameron as well as Murdoch will not be looking forward to them.