A Downing Street spokesman has responded to fresh claims over text exchanges between the Prime Minister and the former News International boss Rebekah Brooks. The spokesman said:
– Downing Street spokesperson
The Prime Minister has always been happy to comply with whatever Lord Justice Leveson has asked of him.
Very few of the text messages between David Cameron and Rebekah Brooks have so far been made public, sparking accusations from Labour that they are being covered up.
The leak sheds further light on the close relationship between Mr Cameron and Mrs Brooks, who live near each other in Oxfordshire.
David Cameron faced fresh embarrassment tonight over cosy text exchanges with former News International boss Rebekah Brooks.
In one message obtained by the Mail on Sunday, the Prime Minister thanked Mrs Brooks for letting him ride one of her horses, joking it was "fast, unpredictable and hard to control but fun".
In another the journalist, who faces trial in connection with the phone hacking scandal, praised Mr Cameron's speech to Tory conference, saying: "I cried twice." The playful texts are apparently part of a cache of texts and emails handed to Lord Justice Leveson's media standards inquiry.