Cameron asked if he 'favoured' BSkyB bid

"Were you on-side for BSkyB bid?" David Cameron was asked. He responded: "My view is that you should allow mergers to go ahead unless in public interest for it not to go ahead."

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PM: No 'covert' Murdoch deal

The closeness of David Cameron's links to the Murdoch media empire were further exposed today when it was revealed Rebekah Brooks told him they were "definitely in this together".