His Lordship has been having a little chat with Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight (not as yet on-line), where he spoke about Murdoch firing “a mighty Exocet into the party”:
I even gather that Rupert Murdoch was a little surprised and disappointed by a decision signed off on by his son James.
Now, here is Trevor Kavanagh, associate editor of The Sun, on Radio 4’s ‘The Media Show’ (5 mins in):
Question: Was this decision discussed with James Murdoch?
TK: Of course it was.
Question: And (pause) so Rupert is at one with this?
TK: Absolutely. It wouldn't have happened without their agreement and involvement.
Mandy picking a fight with the mighty Rupert. Whatever next?