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Blair Told Brooks To Take Sleeping Pills, 'Tough Up'

Tony Blair offered to act as an "unofficial adviser" and allegedly told Rebekah Brooks to "tough up" when she sought his guidance at the height of the phone- hacking crisis at the News of the World, prosecutors have told the Old Bailey. The former prime minister, who also allegedly advised taking sleeping pills, had an hour-long conversation with Brooks in July 2011.

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