Leveson on Brooks, Cameron – and how News International and Cameron were “in it together”

29th November, 2012 2:13 pm

The Leveson report is 2000 pages long, so wading through it might take a while (!), but this paragraph is indicitive of the relationship between the Tories and News International…

“Tracing the development of the communications between Mr Cameron and Mrs Brooks during opposition reveals clear trends. The volume of contact increased over time, particularly as a result of the increasing social contact. The nature of the contact changed. At the start it can only really have involved Mr Cameron trying to get his political message across to the editor of a newspaper then supporting the opposition. By the end, it was less a matter of Mr Cameron getting his message over to the new editor of The Sun and more a question of News International being “in it together” with Mr Cameron, and seeking to get his message across for him.”

We’ll be bringing you more interesting excerpts – and Labour reaction – later today…

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  • I’m personally rubbing my hands with glee over the sections on Alex Salmond. Tom Gordon has highlighted one particularly interesting part:


    Can’t wait to watch him squirm on this.


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