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Rupert Murdoch at Leveson: 'I never asked a prime minister for anything'

25 April 2012 Last updated at 12:12 BST

Rupert Murdoch has told the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics he has "never asked a prime minister for anything".

The News Corp chairman, 81, denied asking or being offered any favours when he met then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at a lunch in 1981.

He denied trying to influence her by demonstrating his political allegiance ahead of his bid for Times newspapers.