Fallon: Calls for Hunt to resign are 'ridiculous'

The Deputy Chairman of the Tory Party, Michael Fallon, has hit back at Labour over their calls for the Culture Secretary to resign.

He told ITV News it was 'ridiculous' for Ed Miliband and his team to demand that Jeremy Hunt goes before he appears before the Leveson Inquiry.

It follows an email that emerged at yesterday's inquiry in which Mr Hunt is alleged to have wanted to 'prevent a public inquiry' into phone hacking.

It's also claimed he sought advice from News Corp about how he and No 10 should respond to the scandal while the company was bidding for full control of BskyB.

A spokeswoman for the Culture Secretary told ITV News he will clear his name when he appears before Lord Leveson in a few weeks time.

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Hunt under pressure again

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is again under pressure after fresh claims emerged at the Leveson Inquiry about his relationship with News International.