When the history of the relations between politicians and the press is written, one short exchange could sum up the whole Leveson Inquiry. It was heard this morning in Court 73 of the Royal Courts of Justice.
Gordon Brown spoke with evident anguish and anger about The Sun's revelation that his youngest child had cystic fibrosis. The paper had lied and was still doing so, he said, when they claimed they'd got the story from a "man on the street" and not, as he has always insisted, from someone on his son's medical staff breaching their duty of medical confidentiality.
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