Alastair Campbell has revealed why the Labour party decided to court The Sun rather than other newspapers, when he was appointed as Tony Blair's director of communications.
Well it probably fell into the category of the only one that might... shift position.
I couldn't have ever imagined the Daily Mail. So our approach... was just to kind of stop them being quite so vile.
Our approach with papers like the Express would have been to engage with them, but I would never have expected the Express to come out for the Labour party.
And the broadsheets were in a slightly different space...So the Sun, in a sense, was the only one that was in this really odd space.
Although we set ourselves that objective, I think if you had asked me in 1994 did I think the Sun would back us in 1997, I would probably have said no.
Lord O'Donnell has defended only clearing Andy Coulson to a lesser level of security when he took over as Number Ten's director of communications.
He told the Leveson Inquiry that deeper vetting would have been unlikely to reveal significant information about his alleged involvement in phone hacking.
Tony Blair's former press advisor Alastair Campbell has been appearing for a second time before the Leveson Inquiry.
Robert Jay QC made the ex spin doctor blush by reading extracts from Mr Blair's autobiography, where he described the difference in style between Mr Campbell and Peter Mandelson.
Former cabinet secretary Lord O'Donnell has urged the Leveson Inquiry to issue guidelines to help opposition parties deal with the press.
He said: "I think you would want to put it to the leaders of all the parties, 'Here is a set of rules that we think opposition parties should abide by'".
Former cabinet secretary Lord O'Donnell has told the Leveson Inquiry that David Cameron's links with the media were too close.
He admitted that he had not always been successful in ensuring ministers maintained a distance from the press.
I think the Prime Minister himself... has said that he felt his relationships had got too close, and I agree with that.
News International's barrister Rhodri Davies accuses Robert Jay, counsel for the Leveson Inquiry, of trying to make out that The Sun has "sinister" motives for its decisions to back certain politicians.
News International has hit out at allegations made about Rupert Murdoch's back-room dealings with politicians.
Robert Jay QC, counsel for the Leveson Inquiry, was accused of "headline grabbing" by suggesting the media mogul was suffering "selective amnesia" about his talks with Margaret Thatcher.
The company's barrister Rhodri Davies QC insisted there was nothing sinister going on.
He said: "Mr Murdoch has nothing to lie about. The documents tell the story."
Lord Justice Leveson says he will not be taking action over the premature publication of details of Andy Coulson's witness statement, but warns others from doing the same.
The Independent on Sunday will not face action after publishing a story about Andy Coulson that contained details from his witness statement to the Leveson Inquiry.
Lord Justice Leveson had ordered that such documents should not be made public until they had been given in evidence at the inquiry.
He said he would reveal his reasons for not taking action in a detailed ruling, and warned others seeking to make similar disclosures "to read that judgment with care".