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Harriet Harman MP, Labour’s Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, responding to Vince Cable’s evidence at the Leveson Inquiry, said:
 
“This was a bid of huge importance for the media landscape, worth £8 billion, and Vince Cable was supposed to be dealing with it with the utmost professionalism and impartiality. Instead, he showed a degree of indiscretion and incompetence such that the decision had to be taken from him.
 
“On a bid of huge importance for which his Department had responsibility, he mishandled it.”

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