Watson tells of MPs' press fears
A number of MPs from all parties have expressed their "sense of fear and intimidation" about News International, Labour MP Tom Watson has told the Leveson Inquiry
Mr Watson, who has campaigned heavily for an investigation into media impropriety, said he had been contacted by "about a dozen" MPs from both sides of the House who have experienced "intimidating behaviour" from newspapers. "I think it is fear of ridicule and humiliation to do with their private lives, or their political mistakes," he said.
Other senior members of the Labour Party will give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into the relationship between politicians and the press today, with Alan Johnson and Lord Smith also set to appear. Yesterday it was announced Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt would be investigated over claims he failed to declare donations from media firms.