Leveson: Who's said what about the BSkyB bid?

  • 12 June 2012
  • From the section UK

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Chancellor George Osborne have defended the government's handling of News Corp's attempt to take over broadcaster BSkyB.

Mr Hunt has been accused of having too close a relationship with News Corp, but the culture secretary told the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics he was not a "cheerleader" for Rupert Murdoch's company and his aim was to be "absolutely proper" about how he approached the bid. Mr Osborne said it was "nonsense" to believe there was a conspiracy.

Explore the table below to find out what key figures in government and at News Corp have told the inquiry about the handling of the abandoned takeover.