What ever will Corbyn say? Sadiq Khan attends Rupert Murdoch’s summer party

What ever will Corbyn say? Sadiq Khan attends Rupert Murdoch's summer party
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Oh dear. Today Jeremy Corbyn surprised everyone by using his first question at PMQs to ask for an update on Leveson and phone hacking. In doing this, he took a swipe at both Cameron and Rupert Murdoch, arguing that the Prime Minister's Tory Brexit colleagues were guilty of 'cosying up to Murdoch' at the moment.

Well, perhaps Corbyn should pay heed to the saying 'people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones'. Mr S can disclose that one of Corbyn's top colleagues was in attendance at Rupert Murdoch's summer drinks party last night. Sadiq Khan attended media mogul's exclusive drinks bash alongside the likes of Jerry Hall, Bob Geldof and Bill Wyman.

Let's hope the Mayor of London made a better impression than his former Labour colleague Ed Miliband did when he attended a few years ago. Murdoch later complained that Miliband embarrassed him with 'over the top flattery' at the do.

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