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The Sun and the Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde

This well-known work by Robert Louis Stevenson is commonly associated with the rare mental condition often called “split personality”, referred to in psychiatry as dissociative identity disorder, where within the same body there exists more than one distinct personality. It’s an apt description of News UK’s (previously News Corp) treatment of the SNP in Scotland and England.

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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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