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Today's hearing, ostensibly on the phone-hacking scandal, is a chance to scrutinise Rupert Murdoch's undue political influence

The culture committee is likely to focus on phone hacking when it interviews the Murdochs at 14.30 today. But the symbolism of these hearings, for which people are queuing round the block here at Westminster, is about so much more than that. It is about back-benchers, representing the country, at last coming face to face with the media mogul who has done so much to influence—and some would say damage—British politics for…

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