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Rupert Murdoch Leveson Inquiry: What's On The Media Mogul's Agenda?

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Rupert Murdoch has appeared in front of the Leveson Inquiry
Rupert Murdoch has appeared in front of the Leveson Inquiry

As Rupert Murdoch left home to appear at the Leveson inquiry, the media mogul clutched a piece of paper which may give an insight into what he's planning to speak about today.

A closer look at the scribblings on the back of a wad of notes appears to show the words: Different options, Hunt - PCC (the Press Complaints Commission), Hislop PCC and Mail Online.

The News Corp boss is expected to tell the inquiry into press ethics about his relationship with politicians and prime ministers past and present, a day after his son's testimony led to revelations over ties between his company and the office of the culture secretary.

Emails released to the inquiry on Tuesday suggested the office of Jeremy Hunt had created a 'backdoor channel' to News Corp as it made a bid to take over as majority shareholder of BSkyB

Cameron's own links to the Murdochs are now expected to come under the spotlight.

James Murdoch has already told the inquiry that he and Cameron had briefly discussed the BSkyB bid in December 2010 - two days after Business Secretary Vince Cable was stripped of his decision-making power on the takeover.

Ian Hislop has already appeared in front of Lord Justice Leveson. During his evidence, the editor of Private Eye called for David Cameron, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to be called before the Inquiry to answer questions about their relationship with News International.


A close up of the piece of paper

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