Rupert Murdoch takes his revenge on Gordon Brown

How ironic. We’ve all been waiting with bated breath for Rupert Murdoch to drop David Cameron in it, and yet it’s poor old Gordon Brown who has been left in the nasty stuff. Murdoch this morning confirmed the story that when the Sun switched to the Tories on the day of Brown’s party conference speech in 2009, the then Prime Minister went bonkers. Murdoch said he was phoned by Brown: “He said, and I must stress no voices were raised, he said: ‘well, your company has declared war on my government and we have no alternative to make war on your company. I said ‘I’m sorry about that Gordon, thank you for calling’ and that was that.” Not quite. Brown really did go to war, making that extraordinary Commons speech in July last year in which he alleged that the Sun and News International were part of a criminal conspiracy. It’s worth quoting a chunk:

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