Labour 'not political wing' of actor Grant
HARRIET Harman, the deputy leader of the British Labour party, has denied her party was "the political wing of Hugh Grant" after the actor phoned shadow ministers to garner support for state regulation of the press.
Ms Harman said her party had worked "very closely" with Hacked Off, the group representing phone-hacking victims and fronted by Grant, before today's parliamentary vote on press regulation.
Grant phoned Labour front-benchers to urge them not to compromise "too early" when it appeared all three parties were close to a deal. David Cameron pulled the plug on talks on Thursday after saying the gap between the two sides could not be bridged.