Former British PM Gordon Brown gives evidence at Leveson Inquiry

  • Former British prime minister Gordon Brown has been giving evidence at the Leveson Inquiry into press standards.

    He is one of several high profile political figures due to appear this week.

    Brown is expected to be asked about his relations with News International while in office.

    Chancellor George Osborne, due to give evidence later in the day, will be asked about the Conservatives' hiring of ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson as the party's communications chief.

    Prime Minister David Cameron will enter the witness box at London's Royal Courts of Justice on Thursday.

    The inquiry is currently focusing on the relationship between the press and politicians.

    Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, former Tory prime minister Sir John Major and Deputy Labour Leader Harriet Harman will give evidence on Tuesday.