Does anyone else wonder if this Daily Rekkid story is the point at which the Economic League/Consulting Association blacklisting case bleeds across into the Murdoch/private detectives/cops case?
Tommy Sheridan seems to be the first person to appear in both as a target of surveillance, and it’s also worth remembering that Andy Coulson is in serious trouble with the Glasgow police as a result of his case. Also, Alex Salmond’s Leveson inquiry appearance cast some light on the Scottish element of the case.
The Information Commissioner’s office did take the step of naming the companies who bought information from the CA, but as far as I know hasn’t said anything about how it was collected or who was on the list, beyond that it contains 3,213 names and they’re mostly building workers. They also said that much of the information on the list was as much as 30 years old, perhaps trying to be reassuring. Tommy Sheridan, as far as I know, has no particular connection with the construction industry and his political career postdates that.
Meanwhile, the Wikipedia article “Phone hacking scandal reference lists” is truly impressive.