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11 May 2012updated 26 Sep 2015 7:17pm

Brooks received “commiserations” from No. 10 and No. 11

Former News International chief executive received messages of support when she resigned.

By George Eaton

Appearing before the Leveson inquiry, Rebekah Brooks has just revealed that she received “commiserations” from “No. 10, No. 11, the Home Office, the Foreign Office” when she resigned as chief executive of News International.

She also received a message of support from Tony Blair but not from Gordon Brown (who, in Brooks’s words, was “probably getting the bunting out”). In addition, Brooks confirmed that she received indirect messages from David Cameron along the lines of “keep your head up” and “Ed Miliband had me on the run”. 

However, it doesn’t look as though we’ll get to see any of Cameron’s texts to Brooks (he reputedly sent her “a dozen” a day). Brooks said there were no texts from Cameron and George Osborne on her BlackBerry (which contained messages from the beginning of June 2011 to 17 July 2011), save for “one from Mr Cameron that was compressed in June, but there’s no content in it”.

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