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".

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Cameron: I wanted someone who could stand up to the pressure

Cameron: "His [Andy Coulson's] contacts and work as an editor were important. But the most important thing was is this person going to be good at doing the job of managing the press and communications for the Conservative Party? I wanted someone who could stand up to the pressure."

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