Vince Cable comments: Your reaction
Following his remarks, the business secretary was stripped of his powers to rule on the News International owner's bid to take control of BSkyB, which is to be handed to Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt
The comments came in unpublished parts of a Daily Telegraph probe, revealed by the BBC. David Cameron said Mr Cable's comments about Mr Murdoch were "totally unacceptable and inappropriate". Labour said Mr Cable was a "lame duck" with "no credibility".
Mr Cable has apologised. He had earlier revealed deep misgivings about a number of coalition policies in his secretly taped remarks - including bank bonuses, immigration, and the speed at which the coalition was trying to push through changes in the health service, local government and other areas.
Were Vince Cable's comments inappropriate? Should he have resigned? What are the implications for press freedom?
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