Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown
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Leveson: Conflicting evidence of ex-PM and Rebekah Brooks

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards.

Robert Jay QC asked Mr Brown on 11 June about the publication of the story in the Sun newspaper about his son's cystic fibrosis.

Mr Brown said he and his wife were faced with a 'fait accompli' and did not give "explicit permission" for this to be broadcast.

In contrast, during her evidence on 11 May, Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, said she had the agreements of the Browns to publish the story.

  • 11 Jun 2012
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