Murdoch and Cameron was a marriage that was always going to end in tears | Media | The Guardian
In his diaries Labour ex-MP Chris Mullin recalls John Major’s loathing for the Murdochs, his wish that Blair would join him in a “two-party alliance” to end their grip on politics. Mullin urged Blair to apply “deadly force” as soon as he won power. But the Faustian pact had already been signed and appeasement became the order of the day, Murdoch the unseen cabinet member hovering over countless decisions.
“We’ve not neutralised Murdoch, he’s neutralised us,” Mullin wrote before 1997. Yet Major’s two-party alliance has accidentally come about and Leveson sits in judgment at last.