Chancellor George Osborne is to join former Prime Minister Gordon Brown as the latest high profile witnesses to take to the stand at the Leveson Inquiry later today.
Both will act as appetisers ahead of the Prime Minister himself who will appear on Thursday in what promises to be the most politically charged week of the media inquiry thus far.
Osborne faces being quizzed over his role in fostering close relationships between News Corporation executives and high ranking members of the Conservative party – specifically his role in the appointment of Andy Coulson as a director of communications.
Brown meanwhile faces a grilling over his own relationship with the Murdoch’s, including a notorious so called “pyjama party” hosted by Brown’s wife at Chequers attended by Murdoch’s wife Wendi and Rebekah Brooks.
Other political heavyweights set to make an appearance this week are Nick Clegg, Ed Milliband, John Major, Alex Salmond and Harriet Harman.