When Rupert Murdoch stood before the Leveson Inquiry he said: "I have never asked a Prime Minister for anything".
Former Prime Minister John Major appeared to directly contradict that today, admitting that Mr Murdoch had asked him to change his policies in order to win the support of his newspapers.
He recalled a dinner before 1997 election at which Mr Murdoch allegedly told him he didn't like the Conservative Party's European policies, and that his newspapers would not support him in the upcoming election unless he changed them.
Mr Major also admitted that his treatment by the media had got to him at times, saying: "I was much too sensitive from time to time about what the press wrote".
Chancellor George Osborne has told the Leveson Inquiry there was no "vast conspiracy" to hand control of BSkyB to Rupert Murdoch.
George Osborne is quizzed on News Corporation's take-over of BSkyB. But the questions on Andy Coulson's appointment are still to come.
The former Prime Minister's evidence to the Leveson Inquiry has revealed how he felt 'unfairly characterised'.