Leveson inquiry: Wednesday’s key points

Vince Cable claims that News Corp made ‘veiled threats’ against the Lib Dems, plus Andy Coulson is detained by police

Vince Cable claims he was told that News Corp lobbyist Frédéric Michel made “veiled threats” to Lib Dem colleagues over BSkyB bid.

• 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.

Andy Coulson has been detained by Strathclyde police over perjury allegations.

The Daily and Sunday Mirror editors have been sacked as the titles go seven-day.

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