Newspaper discloses new Cameron text messages

Associated Press Modified: November 4, 2012 at 7:32 am •  Published: November 4, 2012
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"We all recognize that that relationship between politicians as a group and newspapers and the media as a group had become too close," Universities Minister David Willetts, a member of Cameron's Conservative Party, said.

Cameron's office said that the leader had met all requests made by the media ethics inquiry. "The Prime Minister has always been happy to comply with whatever Lord Justice Leveson has asked of him," his office said in a statement, referring to the judge running the inquiry.

Giving evidence to the media inquiry in May, Brooks revealed that Cameron struggled to understand text message terminology. "Occasionally he would sign them off LOL, 'lots of love', until I told him it meant 'laugh out loud'," she told the panel.

Brooks is facing trial next year on conspiracy charges linked to Britain's phone hacking scandal, which saw Murdoch close down The News of The World in 2010. She is also charged along with her husband and five other people with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice over allegations she tried to hide information from police investigating the scandal.

The News of The World and other newspapers are alleged to have illegally accessed the cell phone voicemail messages of scores of victims, including celebrities, politicians and — in the most notorious case — Milly Dowler, a 13-year-old girl who was abducted and murdered.

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