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May 2 - 8 2012 No. 1084
THE WEEKLY WORLD EDITION OF The Daily Telegraph AND The Sunday Telegraph telegraph.co.uk/expat
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By Robert Winnett and James Kirkup JEREMY HUNT, the Culture Secretary, faced demands for his resignation after emails released by the Murdoch family disclosed that his office offered “absolutely illegal” advice to News Corporation executives.
In a series of disclosures at the Leveson Inquiry, the Cabinet minister’s key political adviser was revealed to have given apparently confidential information on a regular basis over several months to a lobbyist working for James Murdoch.
At the time, Mr Hunt was acting in a “quasi-judicial” role charged with ruling on whether News Corporation could take over BSkyB, the satellite broadcaster. In public, the Culture Secretary insisted he was acting in an independent and impartial manner, but the release of the emails has led to allegations that he was privately colluding with the Murdoch family.
The emails were published on Tuesday last week as James Murdoch gave evidence at the inquiry. The Prime Minister — who now faces the spectre of renewed accusations of Tory sleaze — has come under intense pressure to explain whether there was any conflict between his relationship with Mr Murdoch and the behaviour of Mr Hunt’s department.
He has refused to set up a Whitehall inquiry into Mr Hunt’s actions. Downing Street and Conservative ministers have attempted to argue that no Whitehall investigation should go ahead while the Leveson Inquiry continues. Downing Street said that the public inquiry would investigate Mr Hunt’s conduct, meaning no separate Whitehall investigation was required. A No10 spokesman said: “We believe it is right to allow that inquiry to run its course.”
However, that position was undermined by reports that Lord Justice Leveson will not rule on whether Mr Hunt broke the Ministerial Code. Sources say Lord Leveson, who
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THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sheltered under an umbrella as they arrived at the British Film Institute for the premiere of African Cats, a wildlife feature film, last week. The Duchess wore a Matthew Williamson dress with a peplum and jewelled neckline and cuffs.
Sunday was the first anniversary of the couple’s wedding at Westminster Abbey, watched by millions around the world. They marked the anniversary privately.
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At the premiere, the Duke of Cambridge, in a passionate speech in his role as patron of a conservation charity, warned that “tomorrow will be too late” to save Africa’s elephants and big cats.
He said he wants the world to “act now”, because “Africa’s natural heritage is the world’s natural heritage”, and continued: “We have to preserve places like this …not just for us, but for future generations.”
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