Live blog – Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry, day two

We’re back with more live coverage of News Corporation chief executive Rupert Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry.

Today he’s covered the period relating to the phone hacking scandal and the closure of the News of the World and admitted personally failure. Read more on Live blog – Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry, day two…

Live blog – Rupert Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry

Highlights so far -

Says Downing Street “don’t want me to be photographed going in the front [door of No 10]“.

- Check out our Storify of some of the top #Leveson tweets today

- Murdoch says he was surprised when Cameron hired Andy Coulson.

- Murdoch talks about Gordon Brown recounts how the former PM said no alternative to make war on your company.”

- Jeremy Hunt makes is statement to the house of commons

- Murdoch talks about his relationship with Tony Blair and New Labour

- Hunt’s adviser Adam Smith resigns.

- Hacking and private investigators are a lazy way of journalists doing his job

- Sadly says he never interfered with the News of the World

- Says The Sun has never been a better newspaper than it is now

- “If you want to judge my thinking look at The Sun.”

- Has never pushed commercial interests in his papers.

- Murdoch wants to put certain myths to bed

- Says “Don’t take my tweets too seriously … “

 

14:48 – That’s it we’re done for the day and back tomorrow.

14:34 – Jay brings up how Murdoch’s relation with Alex Salmond improved after 2007 after no contact for seven years. From 30 October 2007 there was frequent contact. Rupert Murdoch is a fan of the First minister and SNP leader.

Murdoch says he has a warm relationship with Salmond who he has been in contact with about his Scottish heritage and a “rough, tough” play in New York.

He says that the idea of Scottish independence is “nice” but that he’s “not convinced”. Read more on Live blog – Rupert Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry…

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