Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, are to be questioned about the phone hacking scandal under oath in the High Court.
David Cameron and other senior politicians are also likely to be questioned over their links to News International, the parent company of the News of the World.
The proceedings will be held in the same court as the official inquiry into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Lord Justice Leveson is thought to be keen for the proceedings to be broadcast live to ensure they are seen to be transparent.
The prospect of courtroom evidence will increase the impression that the Leveson inquiry is an unofficial “trial” of key players in the phone hacking scandal.
Over the summer, a handful of officials from the Cabinet Office and Treasury Solicitor’s Office have been planning how the inquiry will be run... continue reading