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UK culture secretary resigns over expenses controversy

Bishkek (AKIpress) - miller Maria Miller, Minister of Culture of U.K., has resigned over the controversy over her expenses, the Guardian reported.

In a letter to the prime minister, David Cameron, Miller said the controversy over her expenses had "become a distraction from the vital work this government is doing".

On Tuesday night, Miller launched a desperate fightback against growing pressure to resign, as one of her aides canvassed backbenchers for support and then toured TV studios to accuse the media of whipping up the row over her expenses in revenge for press regulation and gay marriage.

But on Wednesday morning, with the row entering its seventh day, her resignation was accepted by Cameron, who told Miller he was sad at the circumstances of her departure and hoped she could make a return "in due course".


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