Articles tagged with Jeremy Hunt
by Ben Duckworth / 25 Apr 2012 09:59
“He’s fine” – this succinct text from one of Jeremy Hunt’s supporters last night was in response to a question from me about how resilient the culture secretary was feeling. Jeremy Hunt is a man whose previously smooth progress through life has now hit a huge obstacle. While the atmosphere around him is febrile, it is true that he has not yet been given an opportunity to give his side of the story on
by Ben Duckworth / 16 Jan 2012 14:25
The ‘new royal yacht’ only enjoyed a brief life, between its leaking yesterday [no pun intended] and the prime minister’s spokesman killing off the idea at this morning’s lobby briefing. That doesn’t mean Michael Gove’s plea for a replacement for Britannia will go away. Many, including newer Conservative MPs, love the projection of power that the royal yacht provides. Current arrangements for the Royals, including smaller RAF jets and rented airliners, lack that patriotic
by Ben Duckworth / 03 Oct 2011 16:53
We all know conference speeches can be boring. Jeremy Hunt wisely chose to put some scandily clad women as a backdrop first (some beach volleyballers), kept the speech short and then launched into a chatshow. There was even an award ceremony with some record-breaking athletes. Gifts of champagne can only be opened open when they win a gold medal. You don’t get prizes for achieving nothing under this coalition government.
There was also a
by Amber Elliott / 23 Sep 2011 12:18
It's been revealed that the UK's top 50 businesses will be given a hotline to senior government ministers to help boost investment.
Under the plans, businesses will be paired up with a ministerial 'buddy' – so Vince Cable will only be a phonecall away for BP, British Gas or Shell.
The proposals have been put together by trade and investment minister Lord Green, who admits that they are at a "very
by Amber Elliott / 05 Aug 2011 13:19
This month's magazine carries an interview with Jeremy Hunt, a year before the 2012 Games.
But in previously unpublished extracts, the secretary of state reveals that the Cultural Olympiad had a "shaky start".
Hunt also confirms that the Olympic route network will "cause a lot of disruption to London".
"I’m afraid that is something that we just have to manage," he admits.
During the interview, I asked for a
by Charlotte Henry / 04 Jul 2011 16:19
Last week, hidden amongst the strikes, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt announced further steps towards Rupert Murdoch's News Corp taking over BSkyB. One of the caveats inserted by Hunt in this deal is that Sky News must be siphoned off into a new company, in an attempt to prevent too much of our media and news coming from one source.
Essentially the fear is that, whatever provisions are made, Murdoch would use
by Caroline Crampton / 20 Jun 2011 12:32
It would seem that Jeremy Hunt, the secretary of state for culture, media and sport, isn’t exactly at home with at least a third of his brief.
Despite the wall-to-wall coverage of Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy’s victory in the US Open last night, Jeremy still managed to make the fundamental error of congratulating Rory of winning the wrong tournament.
In a tweet, Hunt wrote:
“Great TV pics of golf
by Jerry Hayes / 11 May 2011 15:01
There are three little promises that should never be trusted: “the cheque is in the post….Don’t worry, I won’t come in your mouth...the government is looking at ways to reform privacy laws”. The sentiments are always well intended, but the flesh is weak.
It is all very well for everyone to moan and groan about super injunctions being the preserve of the rich, but the law of libel always has been “like the