Tuesday 20 February 2018

Nicholas Leonard: Cameron 'on trial' as Osborne mulls eurosceptic escape bid

Nicholas Leonard

BRITISH prime minister David Cameron will go on trial on Thursday, accused of pursuing an improper, possibly corrupt, relationship with one of the most powerful media entrepreneurs in the world, Rupert Murdoch, in order to promote his own political ambitions.

It will be an unusual trial because there will be no jury, just a judge, and there will be only one barrister who will be putting the prosecution case. Mr Cameron will have to defend himself as best he can, knowing throughout the proceedings that he is only there because he decided to set the trial up in the first place.

Technically, of course, it is not a trial but an inquiry, under Judge Brian Leveson, into politicians, the media and phone hacking.

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