From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Thatcher met Murdoch over buying the Times
Sunday 18 March 2012
It was revealed at the weekend that two of the most reviled people in Britain cosied up to each other to discuss the future of two newspapers at a tryst which didn’t officially happen.
The official history of the Times had stated there was no direct contact between the pair at that stage.
Ministers eventually allowed the sale without referring it to the monopolies commission because the Times was under threat of closure.
Sir Harold Evans, 83, who edited the Sunday Times from 1967 until 1981 said that denying the talks was “hypocrisy on stilts.”