Cable attacks Telegraph sting amid more recordings
Friday 24 December 2010
Vince Cable has criticised The Daily Telegraph for the sting by undercover reporters posing as constituents which resulted in him being stripped of responsibility for media regulation.
The Business Secretary, who told the journalists he had "declared war" on Rupert Murdoch, said the newspaper's operation had caused "great damage" to the confidential relationship between MPs and constituents and had "completely undermined" the work of MPs.
He told his local paper, the Richmond and Twickenham Times: "I feel quite angry and strongly about this... Thousands and thousands of constituents have been to see me, often on very difficult and highly confidential issues which have been respected by me and by them. Then somebody who isn't a constituent falsifies their name and address and comes in with a hidden microphone."
The Telegraph Media Group said: "There is a clear public interest in The Daily Telegraph publishing this story. The Daily Telegraph takes the Press Complaints Commission code extremely seriously and has always adhered to it."
Today The Daily Telegraph reports that Jeremy Browne, the Liberal Democrat Foreign Office minister, told an undercover reporter that Tory immigration policy was "driven by uncharitable instincts" and claimed the Liberal Democrats had helped to turn a "very harsh" approach into a "more enlightened" policy.
- 1 Frank Lampard's face drops when Holly Willoughby introduces him as a 'Man City legend'
- 2 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 3 The confessions of men who ordered mail-order brides
- 4 General Election 2015: Stephen Hawking says he will vote Labour
- 5 Yazidi sex slaves undergoing surgery to 'restore virginity' after being raped by Isis militants
General Election 2015: Tories sack candidate who said she would never support 'the Jew' Ed Miliband
The four utterly contradictory polls that tell the story of this election and why it is pointless trying to predict the outcome
9/11: Iranian General accuses US of organising September 11 terror attacks
General Election 2015: Prospect of Labour-SNP coalition makes one in four voters less likely to support Ed Miliband, says survey
General Election 2015: Stephen Hawking says he will vote Labour
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera writer mocked after issuing a warning about Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon
General election 2015: Labour will toughen hate crimes legislation surrounding Islamophobia
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
£30000 - £36000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This IT support company are loo...
£18000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This hotel in Chadderton is a p...
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A growing business that has been ope...
£17000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: One of the leading and fastest ...