Harman: 'It's like a judge working out his judgements in advance of the case'

Shadow culture secretary Harriet Harman has told ITV Daybreak: "the trouble is is that what is evident is that [Jeremy Hunt] had already made up his mind that he was in favour of the [BSkyB takeover] bid."

She said she called for his resignation because "it is the job of the opposition - and it ought to be the job of the prime minister as well - to keep high standards in public office."

"It's like a judge working out his judgements in advance with one side of the case, then coming to the bench, putting a wig on a reporting it."

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Murdoch: phone hack 'cover up'

Rupert Murdoch has blamed a cover up at the News of the World for his failure to act earlier. According to Mr Murdoch, a lawyer at the paper concealed the extent of phone hacking.