Cameron, Osborne and Murdoch back together at mogul’s Christmas knees-up

The Guardian:

David Cameron was joined by George Osborne at Rupert Murdoch’s Christmas house party on Monday night, an event where half the Conservative cabinet went to toast the media magnate.

John Whittingdale, the culture secretary, whose job it is to regulate the media industry, and Priti Patel, the employment minister who attends cabinet meetings, were among the other ministers present at a gathering with rightwing columnists and Jerry Hall, the former model and new partner of the 84-year-old media patriarch.

Rebekah Brooks was the most senior News Corp UK executive in attendance, alongside the group’s national newspaper editors John Witherow, Tony Gallagher and Martin Ivens in what is understood to be her first chance to raise a glass with the prime minister since being reappointed as chief executive in September.

Just like old times.