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Harriet Harman MP, Labour's Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, responding to Jeremy Hunt's evidence to the Leveson enquiry today, said:

"Jeremy Hunt should never have been given the quasi judicial role in the first place as he was biased in favour of the bid. David Cameron knew this to be the case because of the memo Hunt had sent him where he had expressed clear support for the bid.

"Jeremy Hunt should not be in his job now as he has broken the ministerial code and misled Parliament. At the very least, David Cameron should refer him to the independent adviser on ministerial interests.

"David Cameron said he would stand up for high standards but he is sweeping this matter under the carpet."

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