‘Shut up, you homophobic cow’

With a grimace, Chris Bryant  MP recalls the last time he met Rupert Murdoch‘s embattled lieutenant Rebekah Brooks face to face.

“She came up to me and said, ‘Oh, Mr Bryant, it’s after dark – shouldn’t you be on Clapham Common?”

“At which point Ross Kemp [the ex-EastEnders actor and her then husband] said, ‘Shut up, you homophobic cow’.” The MP, who is openly gay, can afford to smile at the incident, which happened during a News International reception at the Labour Party conference several years ago.

At the time he was a mere irritant to the powerful Brooks. But after this week’s torrent of revelations about phone hacking he may prove to be her nemesis.

From a compelling interview in the Evening Standard: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/politics/article-23968124-some-mps-suspected-a-year-ago-but-nobody-wouldve-believed-it.do


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