More details emerge of Rebekah Brooks and David Cameron’s cosy Christmas | Media | The Guardian
Over the months since, we have learned more about the Brooks-Cameron Christmas dinner – like the fact that the guests discussed whether to take sausage rolls on an upcoming picnic – but little about a rumoured second Cameron-Brooks encounter on Boxing Day.
Although Downing Street confirmed two meetings between Brooks and Cameron in December 2010, it wasn’t clear when and where the second had taken place and all involved – including Brooks – remained resolutely tight-lipped. Until Friday, when Brooks told the Leveson inquiry she and the PM had attended “a Boxing Day mulled wine, mince pie party at my sister-in-law’s”. She didn’t remember speaking to Cameron, but her sister-in-law had reminded her that he and Samantha were definitely there “so I would have seen them”.
So the field of Brooks-Cameron studies inches forward a few paces. We now know that they met twice in four days over Christmas 2010 as the hacking scandal gathered pace and controversy swirled around the BSkyB deal. Hardly a smoking gun, but like the LOLs and that clandestine point-to-point rendezvous, it may be one of those telling details that lodges dangerously in the public imagination.