The Secret Texts From A Top UK Government Minister To A Murdoch Lobbyist Are Incredibly Embarrassing

The Leveson Inquiry, the British investigation into UK press standards, has just released a number of “secret” text messages between UK culture secretary Jeremy Hunt and top PR man Fred Michel.

The scandal here, of course, is that Hunt was in charged with the government’s handling of Rupert Murdoch’s planned takeover of British television company BSkyB—and Michel was handling the PR of none other than Rupert Murdoch.

That’s something of a conflict of interest.

The main takeaway? How hilariously, ridiculously, embarrassing these texts are for Hunt. Check out our favourite, as spotted by Political Scrapbook:

Michel to Hunt:

Jeremy Hunt Texts

Hunt responds:

Jeremy Hunt Texts

And yet somehow Hunt remains in office.

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