Cameron looks like he's organising a cover-up over Hunt - Miliband

27 April 2012

ed milibandEd Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

"Every day David Cameron looks more like a Prime Minister organising a cover up rather than standing up for the public.

“First he refuses to sack Jeremy Hunt despite the weight of evidence against him. Now despite all-party calls to do so, he refuses even to ask the independent adviser on ministerial interests to examine whether Mr Hunt broke the Ministerial Code.

“As Downing Street admits, it is not Lord Justice Leveson's job to adjudicate on whether Jeremy Hunt has broken the Code.

“Just as last July, the Prime Minister dragged his feet on a judicial inquiry, defended Rebekah Brooks and clung to the BSkyB bid, so we see the same pattern again.

“When it comes to the Murdochs, this is an out of touch, weak Prime Minister. He is unable to discharge his duties and stand up for the public interest.

“People watching this Prime Minister's actions will conclude he has a great deal to hide and that his real fear is that Jeremy Hunt's resignation will put his own actions and behaviour centre stage."