Monday 23 April 2018

Cameron 'briefed' on how to treat Murdoch'

Sam Lister in London

News International executives briefed David Cameron on "what to say and how to say it" before he met Rupert Murdoch, the Leveson Inquiry was told yesterday.

The Conservative leader's strategy was to treat the Murdochs and their staff the same as everyone else, according to Peter Oborne, the 'Daily Telegraph' chief political commentator.

He was told by a News International executive that Mr Cameron was briefed on what he should say and do to please Mr Murdoch ahead of the pair's now infamously frosty first meeting.

The unnamed employee was staggered when Mr Cameron "wouldn't play ball", Mr Oborne revealed.

Irish Independent

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