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Issue No. 2260

‘Party leaders and prime ministers have lunches and dinners with editors, journalists, proprietors all of the time’

David Cameron justifies dining with Rebekah Brooks and James Murdoch while his government considered Murdoch’s BSkyB bid

‘Misogynistic, xenophobic, single-parent-hating, asylum-seeker-hating’

Comedian Steve Coogan on the News of the World

‘Given the enormity of events in America, will the editor still need me dressed up as Harry Potter for the conference?’

News of the World journalist Charles Begley to news editor Neville Thurlbeck on 11 September 2001

‘Well she [Brooks] knew exactly what was going on yesterday afternoon and she still wanted you to dress up. I think you should just assume she wants you to do it now’

Neville Thurlbeck’s reply

‘This is not exactly the best time of my life’

Rebekah Brooks—as she told News of the World staff they were sacked

‘Brown’s communications team were told that if Gordon wanted to get into No 10, he needed to learn that was not how things were done’

A source close to Gordon Brown on what happened after the then chancellor trumped the Sun in 2006 by revealing his son’s illness

‘He has the most enormous personal regard for Rupert Murdoch’

Downing Street spokesperson on Brown’s attitude in 2009

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Who Says?
Tue 12 Jul 2011, 17:04 BST
Issue No. 2260
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