3 in 5 want Hunt inquiry

David Cameron has dismissed calls for an independent inquiry into the Culture Secretary over News Corp's bid to takeover BSkyB. But 60% of people surveyed for The ITV News Index poll say they want one and 49% say he should quit.

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The ITV News Index: 62% believe Hunt controversy shows Murdoch and Government are too close

Over 60 per cent think the allegations that Jeremy Hunt’s special adviser was passing information to News Corporation during its bid for BSkyB show just how close Government officials are to the Murdoch press, according to The ITV News Index.

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Rupert Murdoch Credit: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

62 per cent believe the Hunt controversy shows the Government and the Murdoch press are too close. Nine per cent disagree, while 29 per cent are not sure.

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Cameron 'absolutely livid' in Commons session on Hunt

by - Political Editor

I am in the House of Commons where speaker John Bercow has forced David Cameron to answer an urgent question on Jeremy Hunt - so that is Bercow off the Number 10 Christmas card list, or it would be if there was any chance of him being on it in the first place.

It has been the most entertaining session for a very long time, the Prime Minister is absolutely livid. I am not sure if I have ever seen Cameron so angry, but it seems to have rather bolstered his troops.

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