Labour MP Chris Bryant vowed today to hunt Prime Minister David Cameron relentlessly until he reveals all his links with the Murdoch empire.
Mr Bryant vigorously sounded a Westminster tally-ho as he demanded publication of all emails and texts between Mr Cameron and disgraced ex-Murdoch chief Rebekah Brooks.
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey sidestepped the issue during a Westminster debate despite Mr Bryant's stark warning that "in the end this material will come out."
Mr Bryant told the Morning Star afterwards: "I think most ordinary people will think that something stinks in this."
The Rhondda MP warned as he launched the debate: "The original criminality might be settled but it is the cover-up that always does for you in the end."
He declared that "the relationship between the Prime Minister and Rebekah Brooks was certainly more friendly than neighbourly."
The communications between the two had been described by a civil servant at Downing Street as "deeply embarrassing."
Mr Bryant suggested that the PM must know that if the material was simply embarrassing, then it was neither here nor there.
"I can only conclude that this material may be incriminating," he added.
Scolding Mr Cameron for persistently refusing to answer any of his questions, Mr Bryant accused him of "putting his fingers in his ears and screaming 'la la la'."
In a letter sent to the PM on Monday night, he posed 11 questions and complained that Cameron had refused on two-dozen occasions to deny that a substantial number of emails and texts between himself and Ms Brooks existed but had not been given to the Leveson inquiry.