Mon 21 May 2012, The Guardian

Leveson inquiry: Lord Mandelson and Tessa Jowell - live

By Josh Halliday, John Plunkett and Dugald Baird
• Mandelson: no Faustian pact between Labour and Murdoch • PCC was 'system of non-regulation' • 'Journalists are never politicians' friends' • Relationship between the two groups 'has broken down' • News Corp lobbyist 'better at networking than with policies' • Jowell: Blair gave me 'absolute assurance' of no Murdoch deal • Met NI chief Les Hinton in runup to Communications Act • 'Blair's instincts were more deregulatory than mine' • Jowell: I had no official oversight role of the PCC • Relying on PCC without sanctions won't achieve change • 'Invasion of my privacy from hacking was total' • Would have provided hacking statement if asked by Met • 'Deeply shocked by Surtees's evidence because it is untrue'
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