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Murdoch Says He Discussed BSkyB Bid With Cameron in 2010

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James Murdoch told an inquiry into U.K. media ethics that he discussed News Corp.’s proposed takeover of British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc with Prime Minister David Cameron at a private Christmas dinner in 2010.

The “tiny side conversation” took place two days after Cameron had removed responsibility for deciding whether to allow the takeover from Business Secretary Vince Cable, Murdoch said in London today. Cable had been recorded by undercover journalists saying he had “declared war” with the Murdoch family.