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Has the conduct of the Metropolitan Police over phone hacking damaged public trust in the police?

Should politicians and public sector leaders be transparent in all their dealings with media executives?

Following the Dilnot review, should the government consider putting up taxes and making more spending cuts to find the money to fund adult and elderly social care?

back the P.S strike


Many piles of stones and a heck of a lot of vulnerable glazing
Just how far does Ed Miliband take the Andy Coulson issue? Or the issue of total transparency in dealings with the media? Could his campaign backfire on Labour and straitjacket future administrations? By Rory Baxter

Opening up public services – are the cracks widening?
There has been a disappointing lack of response or comment to the White Paper on public sector reform but this is important stuff, writes Daniel Rankine

Phone hacking scandal – the threat to a free press
Do we now face a choice between a corrupt government with a free press or an honest government with a corrupt press, asks London Press Club deputy chairman Martyn Bond

Hey, Prime Minister, weren't you friends with these people?
The discussions about the Murdoch empire and Cameron following the 'phone hacking allegations do not represent serious debate, they are more about payback and political points scoring, and people who claim to hold the high ground morally really should do better. By Rory Baxter