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13 June 2012updated 14 Jun 2012 12:52pm

Rebekah Brooks’s text to David Cameron

"Let's discuss over country supper soon ... professionally we are in this together."

By George Eaton

Here’s the full version of Rebekah Brooks’s cringe-making text to David Cameron, which has just been revealed during the latter’s appearance at the Leveson inquiry.

Sent 7 October 2009 16:45

But seriously I do understand the issue with the Times, let’s discuss over country supper soon. On the party that’s because I had invited a number of NI people to Manchester post-endorsement … I am so rooting for you, not just as a personal friend but because professionally we are in this together. Speech of your life? Yes he Cam!

Cameron was visibly embarrassed by the text but I suspect that Downing Street will be relieved if this is as bad as it gets. The publication of a sycophantic message from Cameron to Brooks (of which there are likely many) would have been far more damaging.

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