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14 days that shook the Murdochs and a strike at the BBC

On 30 June, I was demonstrating outside the Department of Culture Media and Sport offices, just off Trafalgar Square in London. There was a general feeling that it was only a matter of time before Jeremy Hunt MP would waive through the takeover of BSkyB by News Corporation and we were there to tell whoever wanted to listen that the revised terms for the deal were not worth the paper they were written on.

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Hunt ready to clear Murdoch’s takeover of BSkyB

The year-long saga of Murdoch’s attempt to get control of BSkyB is likely come to an end this month following the government’s announcement on 30 June that it was ready to give the green light to News Corporation’s take-over of BSkyB. Jeremy Hunt also announced that he was allowing one week for objections to be raised, but within hours of the announcement demonstrators (including me) were outside the DCMS Offices off London’s Trafalgar Square, just yards away from the great London demo against cuts to services and pensions and MP’s were demanding that he come to the Commons to explain the proposed deal.

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