Ben Bradshaw: 'Government's treatment of Prince Andrew is despicable'
Former Labour minister Ben Bradshaw has described as "despicable" the claim by a Downing Street source that more revelations about Prince Andrew could make his role as UK trade envoy untenable.
Mr Bradshaw said it showed a pattern of "arrogance, incompetence and confusion" at the heart of David Cameron's government and called on the prime minister to "get a grip".
Business Secretary Vince Cable earlier defended the Duke of York's "very good" work, following criticism of the prince's friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, an American financier.
07 Mar 2011