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Leveson Inquiry: Rich don't need deals

Issue No. 2307

David Cameron is likely to forget more than where he left his daughter this week. The Tory toff is set to give evidence at the Leveson inquiry after Socialist Worker went to press.

Cameron has already lied, or forgot, about how many times he met Rupert Murdoch and his relatives.

He has repeatedly insisted over his dealings with Murdoch that, “It would be absolutely wrong for there to be any sort of deal and there wasn’t. There was no grand deal.”

But he was courting the Murdochs before the election, taking flights with them and visiting them on Murdoch’s yacht.

The back door of Downing Street was a revolving door to Murdoch. Cameron claims that he can’t remember the details of their conversations—but he does remember that nothing improper was discussed.

There is of course no need for a deal or contract. This is merely dishonour among the thieves at the top of society.

The Leveson inquiry was set up to calm the crisis over the phone hacking scandal.

At one level it is fulfilling its purpose. The polite questioning of the various members of the establishment about a wealth of detail can be as dull as it is complex. But it also keeps the sore of corruption open.

That’s why Cameron and the rest of the corrupt elite are still worried by the scandal.

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What We Think
Tue 12 Jun 2012, 19:45 BST
Issue No. 2307
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