IoS exclusive: Revealed – Cameron’s secret summit with News Corp – UK Politics – UK – The Independent
No 10’s chief of staff, Ed Llewellyn, and his deputy, Kate Fall, were in the NI box at the 02 Arena on 17 December 2010.
Four days later, the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, was removed from deciding whether to grant approval for Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take over BSkyB after telling undercover reporters how he wanted to “declare war” on Mr Murdoch.
Two days after this, on 23 December, Mr Cameron went to a Christmas party hosted by NI’s then chief executive, Rebekah Brooks, where he discussed the BSkyB bid with James Murdoch.
Ms Fall and Mr Llewellyn have declared on the Downing Street website that they received concert tickets from NI, within the rules. It has not been revealed until now that they saw Lady Gaga, right, who was performing the London leg of her Monster Ball tour. The pair were among the 20,000 fans watching Lady Gaga perform hit songs “Just Dance”, “Paparazzi” and “Bad Romance”, after declaring: “Tonight we’re gonna be super freaks!”