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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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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