Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The prime minister has refused to deny that he discussed the BSkyB bid with senior executives at News International since the election.
Repeatedly pressed on the issue following a Commons statement on the phone hacking scandal, David Cameron would only say: “I have never had one inappropriate conversation.”
Cameron was first asked whether the bid was raised in any of his meetings with News Corp figures – and whether he discussed it with the culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt – by Labour’s Ed Miliband in a flurry of questions in response to a Commons statement on the phone hacking scandal.
But Cameron told the Labour leader to “stop punting feeble conspiracy theories and start rising to the level of events”.
This article was posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 7:23 am