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Political briefings: Letwin, Major, Huhne and Hutton

2 April 2014 Last updated at 12:15 BST

Sometimes politicians mean to brief the press with an off-the-record comment, but at other times it can get a bit out of hand.

Last weekend, an unnamed government minister told a reporter that an independent Scotland might be able to use the pound after all, leading to a hunt to name the person behind the quote.

Giles Dilnot reports in a Daily Politics film, with the help of BBC archive.

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