The close relations between British Prime Minister David Cameron and Rebekah Brooks were further exposed after it emerged that the former News International chief was rooting for the former as a personal friend, and because professionally ‘we are definitely in this together’.
Brooks had sent Cameron a text message, lavishing praise on him and his wife and looking forward to private discussions over a “country supper”.
“I am so rooting for you tomorrow, not just as a proud friend, but because professionally we’re definitely in this together!” Brooks wrote.
Brooks sent the text message to Cameron in October 2009, the night before his speech to the Conservative Party conference, The Telegraph reports.
Weeks earlier, News International’s The Sun had switched its support from Labour to the Conservatives.
According the paper, the text also thanked Cameron and his wife for attending a News International party.
Cameron’s reply to the text has not been disclosed to the Leveson inquiry and sources said an initial search of records has failed to find any response.
According to the paper, Cameron was left visibly embarrassed by revelations about his relations with Brooks and the Murdoch family during a day-long appearance at the public inquiry into the press standards.
The inquiry has previously heard from Brooks that Cameron would frequently send her texts ending “LOL”, which he meant to indicate “Lots of love.”