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Sir John Major was 'too sensitive' over press coverage

Sir John Major said he was "too sensitive" over press coverage towards him when he was Prime Minister, as he gave evidence at the Leveson Inquiry.

Sir John Major is giving evidence at the Leveson Inquiry. Credit: Leveson Inquiry

The former Prime Minister - who held office from 1990 to 1997 - said his poor relationship with the press was down to his decision not to court them which, he added, would have been "undignified".

Sir John added that the press cannot hold the Government to account if there is too much "chumminess" between them.

Labour leader set to face Leveson

Labour Leader Ed Miliband, Former Prime Minister Sir John Major, and Labour's Deputy Leader Harriet Harman are all expected to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on Tuesday.

Labour Leader Ed Miliband is set to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry Credit: Reuters
Former Prime Minister Sir John Major will appear before the Leveson Inquiry Credit: Reuters
Labour Deputy Leader Harriet Harman will also give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry Credit: Reuters

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Sarah Brown: 'It felt good to hear Gordon's straight account'

The wife of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has commented on Twitter about her husband's evidence at the Leveson Inquiry.

CPS now has 12 files to consider after hacking probe

Today's five files bring to12 the number of files relating to Scotland Yard's phone-hacking inquiry that have been sent to prosecutors.

The CPS has launched prosecutions relating to just one of the files so far - including former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her racehorse trainer husband Charlie.

Two other files, one involving Guardian journalist Amelia Hill and one relating to former News of the World chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck, have been dropped.

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