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Jeremy Hunt asks to have Leveson appearance moved forward

Quote of the day: 'This is not a time for knee-jerk reactions. I am very confident that when I present my evidence the public will see that I conducted this process with scrupulous fairness.' Jeremy Hunt yesterday found himself twisting in the wind as the Murdochs disclosed emails appearing to show that a member of Hunt's staff had provided advice to News Corporation illegally. Hunt was supposed to be acting in a judicial role at the time of the emails, concerning the proposed BSkyB takeover. Hunt is trying to get his appearance before the Leveson Inquiry moved forward, whilst David Cameron has offered him his full backing. Something which always makes Cabinet ministers very nervous...

by Michael Northcott
Last Updated: 19 Aug 2013

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