Norman Lamb MP
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News Corp 'warned Lib Dems over BSkyB bid'

News Corporation implied the Sun newspaper's coverage of the Lib Dems "may turn nasty" if Vince Cable did not rule in its favour on the BSkyB bid, a minister has told the Leveson Inquiry.

Norman Lamb, Lib Dem junior business minister, said in a meeting with News Corp's Fred Michel in 2010, Mr Michel had referred to the coverage, saying it would be a "pity" if things changed.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was later "horrified" by this, he said.

News Corp denies there was a threat.

  • 26 Jun 2012
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