Jeremy Hunt faces three investigations over BSkyB bid

The minister claims he has acted with "scrupulous fairness".

New Statesman
Jeremy Hunt: Murdoch's puppet? Photo: Getty Images

 

Beleaguered Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is facing up to three separate investigations into his conduct over News Corp’s BSkyB bid.

The under-fire minister yesterday rejected repeated calls for his resignation from Labour and insisted he had behaved with "scrupulous fairness" throughout the process.

Yesterday his special adviser Adam Smith quit after admitting his activities during the News Corp bid “went too far”. Emails released by News Corp on Tuesday appeared to show “back-channel” communications between Hunt’s office and News Corp throughout its attempts to buy the remaining shares in BSkyB that it did not already own.

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