IoS exclusive: Revealed - Cameron's secret summit with News Corp

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IoS exclusive: Revealed - Cameron's secret summit with News Corp

Post by Irn Bru on Sun May 06, 2012 6:26 pm

David Cameron agreed to a meeting with one of Rupert Murdoch's senior executives that was arranged by the lobbyist now at the centre of the Jeremy Hunt scandal, The Independent on Sunday has learnt.

Frédéric Michel, whose numerous emails to Mr Hunt's special adviser have put pressure on the Culture Secretary to resign, set up the secret talks between Mr Cameron and Jose Maria Aznar, the former prime minister of Spain and a member of Mr Murdoch's News Corporation board.

The involvement of Mr Michel, the head of public affairs for News Corp, in such a top-level meeting severely undermines his portrayal by Mr Hunt and the Prime Minister as simply a lobbyist and "Walter Mitty" fantasist.

The previously undisclosed meeting in November 2009 also shows how Mr Cameron was being assiduously courted by News Corp executives beyond the Murdoch family, as the company was gearing up for its bid to take over BSkyB.

George Osborne and William Hague were also present at the talks, The IoS understands.


Oh dear, this doesn't look good and the net is closing in.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ios-exclusive-revealed--camerons-secret-summit-with-news-corp-7717644.html
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