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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-11 06:15 AM
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Ed Miliband threatens Commons vote over BSkyB takeover
Source: BBC

Labour leader Ed Miliband says he will force a Commons vote to delay News Corporation's proposed takeover of BSkyB, until the investigation into the News of the World is completed.

The last edition of the newpaper has been published, with a full-page apology for hacking mobile phones.

News Corporation owner Rupert Murdoch has arrived in the UK to take charge of the handling of the scandal.

Mr Miliband urged him to take action and sack executive Rebekah Brooks.



Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14097275
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-11 06:23 AM
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1. This Milliband is a cool guy! nt
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-11 09:14 AM
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2. I can't understand why there is any reason they should let
murdock own anymore media at all...one person should not have that kind of power...and especially murdock...
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 10:13 AM
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8. +1
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-11 09:15 AM
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3. Good that this scandal makes Murdoch's latest expansion efforts a problem nt
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-11 11:42 AM
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4. have heard that Brooks is toast
and a few more. Not sure what will happen to James Murdoch but its in everyone's interest that full investigations whereever the Murdoch brand is begin immediately.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 07:05 AM
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5. Labour Party Vows to Fight Murdochs Bid to Take Over Satellite Company
Source: New York Times

Labour Party Vows to Fight Murdochs Bid to Take Over Satellite Company
By JOHN F. BURNS
Published: July 10, 2011

LONDON The $12 billion bid by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation to take over Britains most lucrative satellite broadcast company, British Sky Broadcasting, ran into fresh trouble on Sunday when the opposition Labour Party promised to take the battle against the takeover to a vote in the House of Commons a step that, if successful, could deal a fatal blow to the bid.

The News Corporation effort to buy the 61 percent of the company it does not already own had been in peril because of the phone-hacking scandal that led to the shutdown this weekend of The News of the World, the tabloid that was one of Mr. Murdochs biggest newspapers. Many commentators in Britain saw the closing of the paper as a move to cauterize the phone-hacking crisis and save the bid for the much more profitable company, known as BSkyB.

The Labour Partys new move against the takeover came as the 80-year-old Mr. Murdoch landed at an airport outside London to take direct control of the crisis that has enveloped his company from executives of News International, News Corporations London-based subsidiary.

Apparently keen to emphasize his support for his management team in Britain, officials of News International arranged later in the day for news photographs to be taken of a smiling Mr. Murdoch with his son James, News Internationals chairman, and Rebekah Brooks, a former News of the World editor who is the subsidiarys chief executive. The two have been the focus of much of the public outrage that has been directed at the Murdoch empire in Britain since the long-smoldering phone-hacking scandal re-erupted last week.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/11/world/europe/11hackin...
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 07:14 AM
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6. Nick Clegg (Deputy PM) has now asked NewCorp to 'reconsider' the BSkyB bid.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 09:56 AM
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7. Kick one time for the teabaggers
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