Responding to allegations that Jeremy Hunt, the Culture secretary, used a secret channel to pass information to James Murdoch about the BSkyB bid, Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said tonight:
“Jeremy Hunt should have been standing up for the interests of the British people. In fact, it now turns out he was standing up for the interests of the Murdochs.
“He should resign.
“He himself said that his duty was to be transparent, impartial and fair in the BSkyB takeover. But now we know that he was providing advice, guidance and privileged access to News Corporation. He was acting as a backchannel for the Murdochs.
“He cannot stay in his post. And if he refuses to resign, the Prime Minister must show some leadership and fire him.”Other news from The Labour Party