Vince Cable claims that News Corp made ‘veiled threats’ against the Lib Dems, plus Andy Coulson is detained by police
• He told the inquiry he was “seriously disturbed” and felt “under siege” by News Corp approaches to Lib Dem colleagues while he had responsibility for £8bn takeover.
• A News Corp lawyer questioned the source of “veiled threat” remarks and said it was difficult for Michel to respond.
• Rupert Murdoch had “disproportionate influence” on British politics and was too close to some politicians, said Cable.
• Cable felt it was not necessary to meet News Corp about BSkyB deal; special advisers had no involvement.