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Leveson: James Murdoch quizzed on Hunt emails

Former News International chairman James Murdoch has been giving evidence at the Leveson Inquiry into press standards.

Mr Murdoch was quizzed over emails between News Corp's head of public affairs Frederic Michel, and the office of Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt during the company's bid for the remaining shares in BSkyB.

One email from Mr Michel to James Murdoch - or 'JRM ' - said Mr Hunt had recommended they "take the heat" together until more political support could be gathered for the bid.

Downing Street has issued a statement giving full support to Jeremy Hunt for his role in the BSkyB sell off decision.

  • 24 Apr 2012
  • From the section UK
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