Articles tagged with Jeremy Hunt
by Emma Burnell / 27 Sep 2012 10:32
I’m not always polite. When discussing issues with people I think are wrong, I don’t always keep my cool. I can be a hothead. I enjoy a good barney. Particularly online.
What I try really hard not to do, is be rude to people whose job – explicitly – is to be of service to me. I thank bus drivers while complaining about the bus service. I am polite and friendly to security
by Naomi Zainali / 05 Sep 2012 14:22
After the revised cabinet was announced yesterday, we take a look at the quirks of four MPs with new positions.
Owen Paterson: environment secretary
Before embarking upon a political career, the environment secretary earned a living in the animal skin tanning industry. Paterson was the Managing Director of the Paterson family business British Leather Company. He was also the president of the European Tanners’ Confederation between 1996 and 1998.
by Charlotte Henry / 15 Jun 2012 08:12
The decision by the Liberal Democrats to exercise a party whip, and abstain instead of vote on whether to support Jeremy Hunt marked a genuine and significant rift in the government. However, it will do the Lib Dems little good.
Personally, I think the Lib Dems should have voted with the Conservatives and supported Hunt, and repaid the loyalty shown by many Tories to David Laws, and to a lesser extent Vince Cable.
by Martin Shapland / 13 Jun 2012 12:51
This afternoon, there will, essentially, be a confidence vote in the culture secretary, and the Lib Dem half of the coalition are going to sit back and let it happen.
It’s not every day some of the serving cabinet ministers refuse to back a cabinet colleague. But this is no ordinary government and these are no ordinary times.
The abstention will be only the second time the party has exercised a party,
by Amber Elliott / 30 Apr 2012 16:39
It is important that Jeremy Hunt sat next to the prime minister at the urgent question in the Commons today.
It was a show of support. While the culture secretary looked nervous, nodding and glancing at his leader every few seconds, he was under the glare of cameras in the same frame as David Cameron.
That footage alone shows that the secretary of state for culture, media and sport is safe for
by Caroline Crampton / 30 Apr 2012 12:09
The chemistry between Ed Miliband and Ed Balls at their joint Q &A today was the strongest I’ve seen it in a long time – they were slapping each other on the back, finishing the other’s sentences, making jokes together – a veritable bromance. They had ostensibly set up the event to talk about falling living standards and the news that the UK is now in a double-dip recession, although usual form with these
by Caroline Crampton / 26 Apr 2012 10:14
There was a lot of chatter about yesterday to the effect that Murdoch's appearance at the Leveson Inquiry and the storm surrounding Jeremy Hunt came at a very fortunate time for the government, because it diverted attention from the news that GDP estimates put the UK back in recession - the so-called double dip that commentators such as David Blanchflower have been filling column inches with since the coalition came into power.
by Caroline Crampton / 25 Apr 2012 14:32
Jeremy Hunt is still culture secretary, for now. Despite call of "resign in the chamber!" during his statement to the House of Commons, his position seems slightly more secure than it appeared earlier on today. There are three reasons for this.
Firstly, at the moment he has the prime minister's "full support". Tory backbenchers took a cue from their leader and refrained for baying for his blood, too.
Watch the moment when
by Caroline Crampton / 25 Apr 2012 12:35
You could read everything you needed to know about Ed Miliband’s PMQs performance on David Cameron’s face. By the sixth question, the prime minister was glowing red and roaring about how “he didn’t shirk his responsibilities”. There could be no doubt that the Labour leader had bested him.
Miliband’s decision to allow today’s disappointing GDP figures to dominate the opening exchanges was a good one. While the Westminster village might be feeling borderline
by Caroline Crampton / 25 Apr 2012 11:44
Jeremy Hunt's special adviser, Adam Smith, has just announced his resignation. Here's his statement in full:
"While it was part of my role to keep News Corporation informed throughout the BskyB bid process, the content and extent of my contact was done without authorisation from the Secretary of State. I do not recognise all of what Fred Michel said, but nonetheless I appreciate that my activities at times went too far and have,
by Amber Elliott / 25 Apr 2012 10:54
We were treated to a file of 161 emails between Jeremy Hunt's office and lobbyist Frederic Michel yesterday.
Many have chosen to focus on what the dossier says about the relationship between politicians and the media - but is there not a wider question of lobbying access?
The emails provided an overview of government direction as well as confidential 'inside' information.
They use phrases such as "had a call with JH"
by Caroline Schelle / 25 Apr 2012 10:04
Murdoch was questioned by a representative of Associated Newspapers, which owns the Daily Mail as well as a representative from the National Union of Journalists.
The representative from Associated Newspapers asks about the role of commercial interest in editorial policy and refers to references about the Daily Mail’s campaign against News Corp’s BSkyB bid. The representative also points out that it does not reflect Paul Dacre’s personal editorial views.
Murdoch said that