In my day, ‘quasi-judicial’ actually meant something. Why Jeremy Hunt should never have been allowed to decide on BSkyB in the first place.

by Stephen Tall on April 24, 2012

The Leveson inquiry has today laid bare the extent of the behind-the-scenes support that culture secretary Jeremy Hunt and Tory leader David Cameron offered the Murdochs ahead of News Corp’s attempted takeover of BSkyB. What is in fact astonishing is (…)

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In other news… Michael Brown extradited, unpaid party internships, Jo Swinson for cabinet? & other stories

by Stephen Tall on April 24, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past few days… Lib Dem donor Michael Brown to be extradited to UK (BBC News) Convicted fraudster and former Lib Dem donor Michael Brown is facing a hearing in Spain for extradition to the UK. He was flown to Madrid […]

I would have sacked Vince Cable for standing up to Murdoch – what Ed Miliband said 16 months ago

by Stephen Tall on April 24, 2012

Jeremy Hunt is in hot water today following the revelations at the Leveson Inquiry of the closeness of his relationship with the Murdochs during their attempted takeover of BSkyB. The culture secretary was handed quasi-judicial responsibility for handling the deal after Lib Dem business secretary Vince Cable was snared by the Telegraph declaring war on […]