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John Major: Rupert Murdoch wanted Europe policy change

Rupert Murdoch warned John Major to switch policy on Europe or his papers would not support him, the ex-prime minister has told the Leveson Inquiry.

"Mr Murdoch said that he really didn't like our European policies," he said.

Sir John recalled the exchange from a private meeting in 1997, which he said he had not spoken about before.

Mr Murdoch has previously told the inquiry: "I have never asked a prime minister for anything."

  • 12 Jun 2012
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