Brit Labour Leader: Murdoch Empire Must End

The leader of Britain's Labour Party, Ed Miliband, is going where the prime minister won't go. Miliband, in an interview in Sunday’s Observer, called on Parliament to dismantle Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Saying the papers had “too much power over British public life,” Miliband insisted that the resignation of News International executive and Murdoch deputy Rebekah Brooks and the closure of the News of the World were insufficient punishment. Murdoch, his son James, and Brooks will appear before a 10-member committee of M.P.s on Tuesday, and The Guardian reports that panel members have been asking how far they can push the trio for answers. Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary William Hague defended Prime Minister David Cameron’s regular meetings with News International executives, as well as Cameron’s meeting with former aide—and former News of the World editor—Andy Coulson after he resigned amid the scandal.