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

Correct. It was an astonishing piece of news. It wasn't even known to the Cabinet at the time that Mrs Thatcher had had a secret meeting with Mr Murdoch and Mr Murdoch kept it secret to the point of telling the official historian of the time, Mr Graham Stewart, no such meetings took place whatsoever during this period. And this had to be accepted, although it was a falsehood, until the Cambridge archives of Mrs Thatcher were released and the minute of Bernard Ingham, now Sir Bernard, was there, and also a letter of thanks in his own handwriting from Mr Murdoch thanking Mrs Thatcher for a lunch he said had never taken place.

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