The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

You say you met Mr Blair in a variety of forms between 10 and 15 times before he left office and that you visited Gordon Brown at the Treasury and later at Number 10 on a number of occasions and that you were invited to Chequers by Mr Brown on two occasions and accepted. You've met Mr David Cameron privately twice. Is the disparity between the number of times that you met Labour leaders and the number of times you've met the Conservative leader a reflection of your paper's political stance or is it a reflection simply that the Labour Party were in office for very much longer?

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