David Cameron faced fresh embarrassment tonight over cosy text exchanges with former News International boss Rebekah Brooks.
In one message obtained by the Mail on Sunday, the Prime Minister thanked Mrs Brooks for letting him ride one of her horses, joking it was "fast, unpredictable and hard to control but fun".
In another the journalist, who faces trial in connection with the phone hacking scandal, praised Mr Cameron's speech to Tory conference, saying: "I cried twice." The playful texts are apparently part of a cache of texts and emails handed to Lord Justice Leveson's media standards inquiry.
It's clear Cameron is becoming increasingly irritated by reminders of his friendship with ex-News International executive Rebekah Brooks.
David Cameron's relationship with Rebekah Brooks has come under further scrutiny, after text messages between the pair were published.