Leveson Tells CMD to Poke It over Hunt

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Leveson: Jeremy Hunt's BSkyB behaviour is not my problem | Media | The Guardian (c) Y Grauniad

Seems as if Mr Justice Leveson is not content to do CMD's dirty work for him over Hunt's alleged collusion with Murdoch over BSB. Hunt will now have to face the Parliamentary watchdogs to see if he's broken the Ministerial Code.

Never has the portmanteau "omnishambles" seemed more apt.
I didn't know there even was a parliamentary watch dog to police QPM. Every government has run the Nixon defence in the past - "this is a document of the executive, it is not open to the legislature or judiciary to enforce it".

Maybe I am wrong.
 

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I didn't know there even was a parliamentary watch dog to police QPM. Every government has run the Nixon defence in the past - "this is a document of the executive, it is not open to the legislature or judiciary to enforce it".

Maybe I am wrong.
Well, we all live and learn. From the article:

"...Sir Alex Allan, the prime minister's independent adviser on the ministerial code. Sir Alex, who is paid £30,000 a year, has so far been excluded from the process on Cameron's instructions. His office was also bypassed by the prime minister over the conduct of Liam Fox, the former defence secretary."
 
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Well, we all live and learn. From the article:

"...Sir Alex Allan, the prime minister's independent adviser on the ministerial code. Sir Alex, who is paid £30,000 a year, has so far been excluded from the process on Cameron's instructions. His office was also bypassed by the prime minister over the conduct of Liam Fox, the former defence secretary."
Exactly - an adviser.

So it's up to the PM whether to enforce it.
 

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