Murdoch meetings with PMs and leaders of the Opposition since 1988
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DateOriginal textMajor British politician namedPartyType/venuePeople, all listedPositions
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104/05/88Rupert Murdoch meets Margaret Thatcher “at a reception for Michael Jones”Margaret ThatcherConReception for Michael JonesMargaret ThatcherPrime Minister
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230/05/88Rupert Murdoch has dinner with Margaret Thatcher, and Woodrow Wyatt and his wifeMargaret ThatcherConDinnerMargaret Thatcher, Woodrow Wyatt, Woodrow Wyatt's wifePrime Minister, Author/journalist, Author/journalist's wife
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330/08/89Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with Margaret ThatcherMargaret ThatcherConUnspecifiedMargaret ThatcherPrime Minister
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402/12/89Rupert Murdoch has lunch with Margaret ThatcherMargaret ThatcherConLunchMargaret ThatcherPrime Minister
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524/01/90“Possible” meeting between Rupert Murdoch and Margaret ThatcherMargaret ThatcherConUnspecified, "Possible"Margaret ThatcherPrime Minister
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613/05/90Rupert Murdoch meets Margaret Thatcher at a reception at the American ambassador's residenceMargaret ThatcherConReception at American ambassador's residenceMargaret ThatcherPrime Minister
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719/05/90Rupert Murdoch meets Margaret Thatcher at a reception for the South African PresidentMargaret ThatcherConReception for South African presidentMargaret ThatcherPrime Minister
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829/10/90Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with Margaret ThatcherMargaret ThatcherConUnspecifiedMargaret ThatcherPrime Minister
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907/05/91Rupert Murdoch breakfasts with John MajorJohn MajorConBreakfastJohn MajorPrime Minister
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1012/02/92Rupert Murdoch meets with John Major and Gus O'DonnellJohn MajorConUnspecifiedJohn MajorPrime Minister
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1108/09/92Rupert Murdoch has dinner with John Major, Gus O'Donnell “and others”John MajorConDinnerJohn MajorPrime Minister
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1219/08/93Rupert Murdoch has a “possible” meeting with John MajorJohn MajorConUnspecified, "Possible"John MajorPrime Minister
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1302/05/94Rupert Murdoch has dinner with John Major and Woodrow WyattJohn MajorConDinnerJohn MajorPrime Minister
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1413/09/94Rupert Murdoch meets Tony Blair (with Gus Fischer). Murdoch says: "I cannot recall the particular subjects of discussion some 17 years later, but I am confident we discussed Mr Blair's political views and where he thought the Labour Party was headed."Tony BlairLabUnspecifiedTony Blair, Gus FischerLeader of the opposition, News International chief executive
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1525/05/95Rupert Murdoch meets Tony Blair (with Les Hinton) Dinner (possible)Tony BlairLabUnspecified, "Possible dinner"Tony Blair, Les HintonLeader of the opposition, News International executive chairman
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1617/07/95Rupert Murdoch meets Tony Blair News Corporation conference on Hayman IslandTony BlairLabNews Corporation conference (Hayman Island)Tony BlairLeader of the opposition
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1711/09/95Rupert Murdoch has breakfast withTony Blair (with Les Hinton) Breakfast (possible)Tony BlairLabBreakfastTony Blair, Les HintonLeader of the opposition, News International executive chairman
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1813/09/95Rupert Murdoch has lunch with John MajorJohn MajorConLunchJohn MajorPrime Minister
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1913/02/96Rupert Murdoch has lunch - “possible” - with John MajorJohn MajorConLunch, "Possible"John MajorPrime Minister
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2014/02/96Rupert Murdoch has breakfast with Tony Blair Breakfast (possible)Tony BlairLabBreakfast, "Possible"Tony BlairLeader of the opposition
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2126/09/96Rupert Murdoch has breakfast with Tony Blair ("possible") Tony BlairLabBreakfast, "Possible"Tony BlairLeader of the opposition
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2226/09/96Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with John Major and Lord HansonJohn MajorConUnspecifiedJohn MajorPrime Minister
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2308/11/96Rupert Murdoch has breakfast with Tony Blair, Jack Cunningham, David Chance and Elisabeth Murdoch)Tony BlairLabBreakfastTony Blair, Jack Cunningham, David Chance, Elisabeth MurdochLeader of the opposition, Shadow cabinet minister, BSkyB executive, Sky general manager
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2402/02/97Rupert Murdoch has dinner with John and Norma MajorJohn MajorConDinnerJohn MajorPrime Minister
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2503/02/97Rupert Murdoch meets Tony Blair. Murdoch says, "We discussed the upcoming political [general election] campaign."Tony BlairLabUnspecifiedTony BlairLeader of the opposition
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2607/03/97Rupert Murdoch has dinner with John MajorJohn MajorConDinnerJohn MajorPrime Minister
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2731/03/97Rupert Murdoch has dinner with Tony Blair and Les Hinton and his wife. "It was largely social but I am sure that the political campaign was discussed."Tony BlairLabDinnerTony Blair, Les Hinton, Les Hinton's wifeLeader of the opposition, News International executive chairman, News International executive chairman's wife
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2801/06/97Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with Tony BlairTony BlairLabUnspecifiedTony BlairPrime Minister
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2902/09/97Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with Tony BlairTony BlairLabUnspecifiedTony BlairPrime Minister
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3013/11/97Rupert Murdoch has lunch with Tony BlairTony BlairLabLunchTony BlairPrime Minister
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3119/01/98Rupert Murdoch has meeting with William Hague, Alan Duncan and Les Hinton (possible)William HagueConUnspecifiedWilliam Hague, Alan Duncan, Les HintonLeader of the opposition, Conservative party vice chairman, News International executive chairman
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3229/01/98Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with Tony Blair and Mark BoothTony BlairLabUnspecifiedTony Blair, Mark BoothPrime Minister, BSkyB chief executive
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3312/05/98Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with Tony BlairTony BlairLabUnspecifiedTony BlairPrime Minister
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3421/01/99Rupert Murdoch has lunch with Tony BlairTony BlairLabLunchTony BlairPrime Minister
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3521/01/99Rupert Murdoch has dinner with Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Irwin Stelzer and Les HintonTony Blair, Gordon BrownLabDinnerTony Blair, Gordon Brown, Irwin Stelzer, Les HintonPrime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rupert Murdoch's 'right hand man', News International executive chairman
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3625/05/99Rupert Murdoch has dinner with Tony BlairTony BlairLabDinnerTony BlairPrime Minister
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3710/06/99Rupert Murdoch meets Tony Blair at a receptionTony BlairLabReception (unspecified)Tony BlairPrime Minister
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3806/08/99Rupert Murdoch meets Tony Blair at ChequersTony BlairLabChequersTony BlairPrime Minister
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3912/10/99Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with Tony BlairTony BlairLabUnspecifiedTony BlairPrime Minister
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4015/10/99Rupert Murdoch has meeting with William Hague and Seb Coe William HagueConUnspecifiedWilliam Hague, Seb CoeLeader of the opposition, Leader of the opposition's chief of staff
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4121/10/99Rupert Murdoch has lunch with Tony BlairTony BlairLabLunchTony BlairPrime Minister
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4202/12/99Rupert Murdoch meets William Hague at a receptionWilliam HagueConReception (unspecified)William HagueLeader of the opposition
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4317/01/00Rupert Murdoch has dinner with Tony Blair, Irwin Stelzer and Stelzer's wifeTony BlairLabDinnerTony Blair, Irwin Stelzer, Irwin Stelzer's wifePrime Minister, Rupert Murdoch's 'right hand man', Rupert Murdoch's 'right hand man''s wife
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4430/10/00Rupert Murdoch has dinner with Tony BlairTony BlairLabDinnerTony BlairPrime Minister
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4517/01/02Rupert Murdoch has dinner with Tony Blair, Les Hinton, and Lachlan and James MurdochTony BlairLabDinnerTony Blair, Les Hinton, Lachlan Murdoch, James MurdochPrime Minister, News International executive chairman, News Corporation executive, Star Television chairman and chief executive
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4612/03/02Rupert Murdoch meets lain Duncan Smith with Les Hintonlain Duncan SmithConUnspecifiedIain Duncan SmithLeader of the opposition
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4713/03/02Rupert Murdoch has breakfast with Tony BlairTony BlairLabBreakfastTony BlairPrime Minister
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4804/06/02Rupert Murdoch and his wife have dinner with the Blairs, with Les Hinton and his wifeTony BlairLabDinnerTony Blair, Cherie Blair, Les Hinton, Les Hinton's wifePrime Minister, Primer Minister's wife, News International executive chairman, News International executive chairman's wife
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4915/06/02Rupert Murdoch meets lain Duncan Smith at the News Corp summer partylain Duncan SmithConNews Corporation summer partyIain Duncan SmithLeader of the opposition
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5013/02/03Rupert and James Murdoch and Les Hinton have a meeting with Tony BlairTony BlairLabUnspecifiedTony Blair, Les Hinton, James MurdochPrime Minister, News International executive chairman, BSkyB director
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5118/08/03Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch have dinner with Tony Blair, Les Hinton, Irwin Stelzer and othersTony BlairLabDinnerTony Blair, Les Hinton, Irwin Stelzer, Lachlan Murdoch, othersPrime Minister, News International executive chairman, Rupert Murdoch's 'right hand man', News Corporation executive, others
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5212/11/03Rupert Murdoch has Michael Howard to lunch at the News International offices to discuss "politics and policy"Michael HowardConLunch (News International offices)Michael HowardLeader of the opposition
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5313/11/03Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with Tony BlairTony BlairLabUnspecifiedTony BlairPrime Minister
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5412/05/04Rupert Murdoch has breakfast with Michael Howard (possible)Michael HowardConBreakfastMichael HowardLeader of the opposition
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5515/09/04Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with Tony BlairTony BlairLabUnspecifiedTony BlairPrime Minister
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5603/02/05Rupert Murdoch has dinner with Michael Howard and Les HintonMichael HowardConDinnerMichael Howard, Les HintonLeader of the opposition, News International executive chairman
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5707/04/05Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Michael HowardTony Blair, Gordon Brown and Michael HowardLab/ConUnspecifiedTony Blair, Gordon Brown, Michael HowardPrime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Leader of the opposition
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5807/04/05Rupert Murdoch has dinner with Tony BlairTony BlairLabDinnerTony BlairPrime Minister
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5915/06/05Rupert Murdoch meets Michael Howard at the News Corporation summer partyMichael HowardConNews Corporation summer partyMichael HowardLeader of the opposition
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6018/06/05Rupert Murdoch has lunch with Tony BlairTony BlairLabLunchTony BlairPrime Minister
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6115/09/05Rupert Murdoch has breakfast with Tony BlairTony BlairLabBreakfastTony BlairPrime Minister
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6218/01/06Rupert Murdoch has lunch with David Cameron and George Osborne. "Politics and policy" are discussed. Also present: Les Hinton, Rebekah Brooks and Trevor Kavanagh)David Cameron and George OsborneConLunchDavid Cameron, George Osborne, Les Hinton, Rebekah Brooks, Trevor KavanaghLeader of the opposition, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, News International executive chairman, Sun editor, Sun associate editor
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6322/01/06Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with Tony BlairTony BlairLabUnspecifiedTony BlairPrime Minister
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6414/06/06Rupert Murdoch has dinner with Tony BlairTony BlairLabDinnerTony BlairPrime Minister
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6515/06/06Rupert Murdoch, Les Hinton and the NI editors have breakfast with David Cameron and his press secretary. It is "an Opportunity for editors to discuss politics and policy with MrCameronDavid CameronConBreakfastDavid Cameron, Cameron's Press Secretary, Les Hinton, News International editorsLeader of the opposition, Press secretary, News International executive chairman, News International editors
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6628/01/07Rupert Murdoch has dinner with Tony BlairTony BlairLabDinnerTony BlairPrime Minister
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6731/01/07Rupert Murdoch takes tea with Tony BlairTony BlairLabTeaTony BlairPrime Minister
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6801/02/07David Cameron breakfasts with Rupert Murdoch (possible)David Cameron ConBreakfast, "Possible"David CameronPrime Minister
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6908/06/07Rupert Murdoch has dinner with Tony and Cherie BlairTony BlairLabDinnerTony Blair, Cherie BlairPrime Minister, Prime Minister's wife
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7023/06/07Rupert Murdoch meets David Cameron at the News Corporation summer partyDavid CameronConNews Corporation summer partyDavid CameronLeader of the opposition
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7127/09/07Rupert Murdoch has lunch with Tony Blair and Paul GigotTony BlairLabLunchTony Blair, Paul GigotFormer Prime Minister, Wall Street Journal opinion editor
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7206/10/07Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with Gordon BrownGordon BrownLabUnspecifiedGordon BrownPrime Minister
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7306/10/07Rupert Murdoch has dinner with Gordon and Sarah Brown and JK RowlingGordon BrownLabDinnerGordon Brown, Sarah Brown, JK RowlingPrime Minister, Prime Minister's wife, Author
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7429/10/07Rupert Murdoch has lunch with Gordon BrownGordon BrownLabLunchGordon BrownPrime Minister
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7522/01/08David Cameron has breakfast with Rupert and James Murdoch and Rebekah BrooksDavid CameronConBreakfastDavid Cameron, Rebekah Brooks, James MurdochLeader of the opposition, Sun editor, BSkyB non-executive chairman
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7622/01/08Rupert Murdoch has lunch with Gordon BrownGordon BrownLabLunchGordon BrownPrime Minister
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7716/04/08Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with Gordon BrownGordon BrownLabUnspecifiedGordon BrownPrime Minister
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7806/06/08Rupert Murdoch and his wife have dinner with Gordon and Sarah BrownGordon BrownLabDinnerGordon Brown, Sarah BrownPrime Minister, Primer Minister's wife
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7915/06/08Rupert Murdoch attends a dinner hosted by Gordon and Sarah Brown “for around 36 people”, including Rupert's wife and US president George W Bush and his wife LauraGordon BrownLabDinnerGordon Brown, Sarah Brown, George W Bush, Laura Bush, othersPrime Minister, Prime Minister's Wife, President of the USA, First Lady of the USA, others
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8016/06/08Rupert Murdoch meets David Cameron at the News Corporation summer partyDavid CameronConNews Corporation summer partyDavid CameronLeader of the opposition
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8116/06/08Rupert Murdoch meets Gordon Brown at the the News Corp summer party, and at dinner afterwards “with others of [Murdoch]'s family and Sarah BrownGordon BrownLabNews Corporation summer party, dinnerGordon Brown, Sarah Brown, other MurdochsPrime Minister, Prime Minister's Wife, others
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8225/09/08Rupert Murdoch attends a dinner hosted by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. Gordon Brown is also presentGordon BrownLabDinnerGordon Brown, Michael BloombergPrime Minister, Mayor of New York City
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8326/09/08Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with Gordon BrownGordon BrownLabUnspecifiedGordon BrownPrime Minister
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8413/11/08Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with Gordon BrownGordon BrownLabUnspecifiedGordon BrownPrime Minister
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8513/01/09Rupert Murdoch has breakfast with Gordon BrownGordon BrownLabBreakfastGordon BrownPrime Minister
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8629/01/09David Cameron has lunch with Rupert Murdoch David CameronConLunchDavid CameronLeader of the opposition
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8713/06/09Rupert Murdoch meets Gordon Brown at Rebekah Wades's wedding to Charlie BrooksGordon BrownLabWade/Brooks weddingGordon BrownPrime Minister
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8816/06/09Rupert Murdoch has a "possible" lunch with David CameronDavid CameronConLunch, "Possible"David CameronLeader of the opposition
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8917/06/09Rupert Murdoch meets David Cameron at the News Corporation summer partyDavid CameronConNews Corporation summer partyDavid CameronLeader of the opposition
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9022/06/09Rupert Murdoch meets Gordon Brown at a reception for Lord PaulGordon BrownLabReception for Lord PaulGordon BrownPrime Minister
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9126/06/09Rupert Murdoch has dinner with Gordon and Sarah Brown and Lord PaulGordon BrownLabDinnerGordon Brown, Sarah Brown, Lord PaulPrime Minister, Prime Minister's Wife, Lords deputy speaker
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9223/09/09Rupert Murdoch has dinner with Gordon Brown and othersGordon BrownLabDinnerGordon Brown, othersPrime Minister, others
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9314/12/09Rupert Murdoch has breakfast with Gordon BrownGordon BrownLabBreakfastGordon BrownPrime Minister
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9415/12/09David Cameron has breakfast with Rupert MurdochDavid CameronConBreakfastDavid CameronLeader of the opposition
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9519/12/09Dinner with the Camerons, Osbornes, Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and his wife, and Rebekah Brooks and her husband. Rupert says it was "a social event. I do not recall any discussion of politics or policy, but would be surprised if the subject did not come up. David Cameron/George OsborneConSocial eventCamerons, Osbornes, James Murdoch, Kathryn Hufschmid, Rebekah BrooksLeader of the opposition, BSkyB non-executive chairman, BSkyB non-executive chairman's wife, News International chief executive
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9628/01/10David Cameron meets Rupert MurdochDavid CameronConUnspecifiedDavid CameronLeader of the opposition
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9729/01/10David Cameron meets Rupert Murdoch at a British Business Leader's Lunch at DavosDavid Cameron ConLunch, Davos (British Business Leader's Lunch)David CameronLeader of the opposition
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9829/01/10David Cameron meets Rupert Murdoch at the NI dinner at DavosDavid Cameron ConDinner, Davos (News International dinner)David CameronLeader of the opposition
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9918/05/10Rupert Murdoch has a meeting with DCDavid CameronConUnspecifiedDavid CameronPrime Minister
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