David Cameron kept up his feud with Chris Bryant yesterday as he was forced to respond to the Labour MP’s questions over his contacts with News International executives.
The Prime Minister has refused to answer inquiries from Mr Bryant until he apologises for misleading the House of Commons about alleged meetings between Mr Cameron and Rupert Murdoch.
But Mr Bryant has used a parliamentary technique that obliges the Prime Minister to reply to his written questions on the topic on a certain day.
Responding yesterday, Mr Cameron declined to answer the substance of Mr Bryant’s questions and instead referred him to a letter he has written to Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman on related matters. He said that Mr Bryant had misled the Commons after using inaccurate and confidential information he had obtained as a core participant of the Leveson Inquiry. “Chris Bryant has apologised to Lord Justice Leveson for his actions and he has apologised to the House for misleading it. However, he has not yet apologised to me,” the PM said.