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Harriet Harman MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Culture Secretary, responding to today’s Operation Weeting arrests, said:

“It is important that the police are continuing to pursue the investigation into phone hacking.

“Rebekah and Charlie Brooks are, on the Prime Minister’s own account, close friends of his.

“The Leveson Inquiry – when looking into the relations between the press and politicians – will need to investigate the full extent of the relations between the Prime Minister and senior News International executives at the time when hacking was rife and at the time his Government was considering News Corp’s bid for BSkyB.”

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