Was tempted to write this up complete with quotes from spokespeople from Halifax, Ford etc. "At Halifax we take ethics very seriously and will not be advertising any of our fantastic products, such as a range of cash ISAs paying up to 4%, with News International until the conclusion of the investigation."
But thought it might be a bit too similar to my product placement report sponsored by Nescafe from a couple of months ago.
I mentioned to my girlfriend this morning that all these companies withdrawing their advertising are conveniently getting free publicity for doing so. She called me cynical. Imagine that, me, cynical.