Pressure on Maria Miller growing

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Maria Miller
Maria Miller

Pressure on Maria Miller was stepped up as the Daily Telegraph released an audio tape of a phone call between an aide to the Culture Secretary and a reporter investigating her expenses claims.

The tape revealed that Mrs Miller's special adviser Jo Hindley "flagged up" the fact that the Cabinet minister would be meeting the paper's then editor about the Leveson report into press standards - something which then editor Tony Gallagher interpreted as a threat.