Michael Gove to come under sustained questioning over Murdoch relationship at Leveson – UK Politics – UK – The Independent
In total, Mr Gove has met 21 times with executives from Mr Murdoch’s News Corp since joining the cabinet. The reception he receives from Lord Justice Leveson is unlikely to be a warm one, given the Education Secretary’s comments about the inquiry in February, before he knew he was to become a witness.
Mr Gove attended a lunch club meeting of the parliamentary Press Gallery and told a reporter from the Daily Mail that he thought the Leveson inquiry was giving a misleading impression of the way the media operates with the result that it was damaging the freedom of the press. “The big picture is that there is a chilling atmosphere towards freedom of expression which emanates from the debate around Leveson,” he said. “I think that there are laws already in place that we should respect and principles already in place that we should uphold that are central to ensuring that this country remains free.”