BSkyB: Jeremy Hunt on News International takeover talks

The Culture Secretary said he was making his decision on the now-abandoned BSkyB takeover bid from News International (NI) without discussing it with the prime minister.

Jeremy Hunt said it was the only decision he had been asked to take alone as a minister.

He has since published minutes of meetings with NI executives about their bid, which was withdrawn after the scrutiny of the phone-hacking allegations.

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