Media boss Rupert Murdoch
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Rupert Murdoch voices backing for David Cameron's cuts

Media boss Rupert Murdoch has urged the government to "stay the political course" on deficit reduction.

In a speech in honour of Lady Thatcher, he said "toughness is necessary" and said he was "encouraged" by Prime Minister David Cameron's response.

He repeatedly praised Lady Thatcher, who is in hospital with an infection, saying she had "inspired the world".

  • 21 Oct 2010