Ed Miliband did well, adopting the right tone. I only saw the last part.
Cameron on the counter attack, relying heavily on statements yesterday from Rebekah Brooks and Rupert Murdoch.
The problem is for both our two parties (what happened to the Lib Dems?)
David Davis – hypocricy – looking back at previous Labour government.
Johnson on Wallis appointment. Good question. Sounded a little vulnerable.
Jack Straw – Coulson answer weak.
viz. Coulson gave me assurances he didn’t know about the hacking, and I believed him.
Tom Watson’s question. He did notify Cameron in a latter that Coulson had been involved in illegal activity. Cameron did not reply to the letter.
Fallback to different defence – ‘his conduct at No 10 was beyond reproach. I gave him a second chance.’
Trying to get on with media companies to get our message across.
Our mistake (both parties) was not to regulate relations with the media.
In other words, our house is in order. It’s the media that’s at fault.
TAP – what difference will that make? None at all.
Next question about what didn’t come out yesterday –
Let’s get on with the enquiries – LONG GRASS.
Next MP – Terms of Reference for the Leverson Enquiry are too narrow. Must include all information crime.
Cameron happy with that.
Mensch – attacks partisanship, then is partisan.
Skinner did he discuss BskyB in the meetings with Brooks and NI?
Cameron: I never had one inappropriate conversation. I took myself out of every thing to do with this bid.
That is very weak, merely echoing what Rebekah Brooks said, word for word.
Cameron rushing for the enquiries to get on with the job and for the Police investigations, as his cover.
Cameron is claiming full transparency. Yet there are gaps in his transparency.
David Lammy – asks about the informality of his relationship with Brooks. Cameron’s answer is about formal contacts. I have never seen her in her pyjamas. Again, not answering the question.
Next question a specific example of information being supplied indicating Coulson was known to be involved in criminal activity against a senior member of government. (missed the name)
CAMERON – I take responsibility for employing Andy Coulson. He didn’t behave in any way inappropriately during his time in Downing Street.
The BBC cannot be left out of the coming media debate entirely – although no sense of any problem with their monopoly.
Q about Coulson employment, who made the decisions. If I had any information that he knew about hacking, I would have fired him, and if I’d found out he was responsible for hacking, I would have fired him.
Handy Cock! WAS BSKYB MENTIONED? I asked to be taken out of the information about BskyB to avoid being compromised.
Q. Did the PM want to be kept in the dark by the Police? Or was he angry that he was kept in the dark?
A. It was the correct procedure.
………..I’ve had enough!
Repeat of Q from Watson – what is the answer about Watson’s letter?
Same answers. Generalities not specifics.
Q. Brooks said Osborne chose Coulson. Was it true or was she trying to protect her friend the Prime Minister?
A Cameron says. It was my decision. I’m at the top. The buck stops here. (very bad for Osborne)
Q. Was Coulson put through standard vetting?
A. SPad code of conduct, which he obeyed unlike Damian McBride.
Cameron claims he didn’t discuss the BskyB decision with the Culture Secretary. Coulson again.
A. Damian McBride. Alastair Campbell falsifying documents. Tom Baldwin still working for Labour. Gotcha! (very confident on attacking Labour’s record)
Q. Chequers being used for media slumber parties
A He won’t invite Rebekah Wade to one. (getting cocky)
REPEAT Q about Watson’s letter advising him of Coulson’s criminality. He says he will go back to No 10 and reply to it robustly. (sent nearly a year ago)
1 PM CAMERON – ‘all my conversations are appropriate.’ very cocky.
I bet that Cameron reassured the Murdochs that Vince Cable was being shifted and replaced with Jeremy Hunt.
And who set up Vince Cable?
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