The Mail on Sunday reports that the judge leading the investigation into media ethics in the wake of the phone hacking scandal was poised to quit following a public attack on the probe by the Education Secretary.
Lord Justice Leveson complained to Downing Street's most powerful civil servant about claims made by Michael Gove that the inquiry had created a 'chilling atmosphere' towards freedom of Press, according to the Mail on Sunday.
In a telephone call with Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood he called for the Tory to be "gagged" and warned the inquiry was being undermined, it said.
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