According to reporting today, Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary Of State for Culture, Media and Sport, lobbied the Prime Minister in support of Rupert Murdoch’s bid for BSkyB. The report says:
“The inquiry heard that the culture secretary drafted the email on his private Gmail account on 19 November 2010 despite being warned by his officials that he should not intervene because the decision was being taken exclusively by Cable. In the memo he voiced concern that Cable, the business secretary, had referred the takeover to media regulator Ofcom, warning him that James Murdoch was “pretty furious” and that the government “could end up in the wrong place in terms of media policy as a result”.
His Gmail account? Regardless of all else of Hunt’s manifest deficiencies, that act alone means that the man is not fit to hold Minsterial Office.