'I’ve never asked anything of any prime minister' says Rupert Murdoch when quizzed over Thatcher lunch
Rupert Murdoch has denied asking former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for any assistance during his takeover of the Times Group.
Speaking this morning at the Leveson Inquiry into Media Ethics, Murdoch denied asking Thatcher for any help in approving his bid for The Times Newspapers over a lunch in 1981.
“I’ve never asked anything of any prime minister,” stated Murdoch, who also insisted that The Sun was a better newspaper today, than it was when he established it in the 1960’s, when asked whether the tabloid press had improved in that time.
Murdoch’s evidence comes a day after that of his son James, former chairman of News International.