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Will Number 10’s delaying tactics work with Hunt?

April 28th, 2012

Could there be surprises in the Sunday papers?

So far, at least, the Cameron tactic of say they must wait for Leveson. not expected for some weeks, has managed to hold in the Jeremy Hunt affair.

The problem Dave’s got is that Leveson won’t be ruling on the affair – that’s for the PM.

    There’s also the little problem of the Ministerial Code, see here, which states “The responsibility for the management and conduct of special advisers, including discipline, rests with the Minister who made the appointment.”

Hunt might say that he didn’t know what his SPAD was doing but that doesn’t appear to be a defence. He’s responsible anyway.

Ladbrokes seems to be the only bookmaker operating a cabinet next exit market this afternoon. Hunt is at 4/5.

How the Sundays cover this could be crucial.

@MikeSmithsonOGH