He once admitted to using Downing Street’s back door to celebrate the prime minister’s electoral victory, but on Monday night Rupert Murdoch was expected to welcome David Cameron through the front door of his home to a Christmas soiree for just a “few dozen” friends.
Four years after the phone hacking scandal, which rocked the media and political establishment, Cameron’s appearance at the party is understood to be his first meeting with Murdoch since his re-election in May. Proof that the head of News Corp is back at the centre of power in the UK.
The event at Murdoch’s London flat in St James’s is also set to reunite Cameron with Rebekah Brooks after the News UK chief executive was cleared of all phone hacking charges and three months after she returned to her old job, running Murdoch’s newspapers in the UK.
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