Frédéric Michel at the Leveson inquiry – key points

Brief highlights of the former News Corp lobbyist’s evidence to the inquiry into media standards on Thursday

• Jeremy Hunt’s department and News Corporation exchanged more than 1,000 text messages during the period of the BSkyB takeover bid

• Hunt adviser, Adam Smith, sent 257 text messages, as well as a string of emails from a personal account, to News Corp lobbyist Frédéric Michel

• Michel believed Hunt was “probably in favour” of News Corp’s argument that an £8bn BSkyB takeover would not be detrimental to UK media plurality by December 2010

• News Corp lobbyist Michel denied he was given “running commentary” by Hunt’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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