Tony Blair to Testify in Leveson Inquiry on Monday

Former British prime minister Tony Blair will testify Monday in Parliament’s Leveson Inquiry, the investigation into media ethics and standards at Rupert Murdoch’s News International. Blair will be joined by Britain’s culture minister, Jeremy Hunt, who is fighting for his survival after email evidence submitted to the Leveson Inquiry suggested Hunt’s office had been in contact with a senior New Corp. lobbyist during the months that Hunt was deciding about News Corp.’s controversial bid to take over broadcaster BSkyB. While the Leveson Inquiry has focused the hacking allegations—and the suspected cover-up and alleged payments to police by News Corp. executives—the investigation has also zeroed in on the alleged cozy relationship between the government and News Corp. employees, which is what Blair is expected to be questioned about.