Harriet Harman MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Culture Secretary, commenting on reports today that Jeremy Hunt has requested that the Communications Green Paper is not published until after the London Olympics, so that no new controversy erupts beforehand, said:
"Yet further delay in the Communications Green Paper shows that Jeremy Hunt is now a lame duck Secretary of State.
“His errors in the handling of the Murdoch bid, his misleading of Parliament and his clear breaches of the Ministerial Code are undermining his department and delaying important policy-making for the media and creative industry. David Cameron should sack him.
“David Cameron said he wanted higher standards in public office, but instead he's showing double standards by referring Baroness Warsi to the Independent Adviser on the Ministerial Code, while refusing to do the same with Jeremy Hunt."