The Staggers 8 July 2011 Quote of the day: "Shut up, you homophobic cow" An insight into the happy marriage of Rebekah Brooks and Ross Kemp. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up The Evening Standard yesterday interviewed Chris Bryant about his tireless efforts to investigate phone-hacking. This, understandably, annoyed Rebekah Brooks (nee Wade). Here's Bryant's version of his last meeting with Rupert Murdoch's favourite seemingly Teflon-coated, flame-haired executive: "She came up to me and said, 'Oh, Mr Bryant, it's after dark -- shouldn't you be on Clapham Common?" "At which point Ross Kemp [the ex-EastEnders actor and her then husband] said, 'Shut up, you homophobic cow'." Whether or not Kemp continued with "Leave it, you slag. He's not worth it," Bryant does not say. › Words in Pictures: Joseph Heller Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!