"Now is not the time for knee-jerk reactions," Jeremy Hunt said tonight. They are the words of a cabinet minister fighting to save his job - and who, for now, has the prime minister's backing.
Given that the hacking scandal and its fallout has already claimed the scalps of Andy Coulson, Rebekah Brooks, many lesser-known Murdoch untouchables and the News of the World, Mr Hunt would be unwise to assume that he can now escape.
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