Tom Watson and Martin Hickman “Dial M for Murdoch”

Labour MP  Tom Watson and Independent journalist Martin Hickman will be at the Hay Festival on June 3rd to talk to Barrister Helen Kennedy about their new book on the phone-hacking scandal that has rocked the British establishment.  The book called “Dial M for Murdoch” is published this week by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books.


The work covers the Leveson enquiry and the furore around privacy and the media the media. It will explore the actions of the Metropolitan Police and the involvement of News Corporation and the News of the World. The hard-hitting subtitle is ‘News Corporation and the corruption of Britain’.

The book is published ahead of a long-awaited official report by the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on which Tom Watson sits as one of its highest profile members.  “I have a hunch it will be one of the most attacked books this year” says Watson.