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Old 25-05-2017, 19:01   #76
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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One suspects they will say we have conducted a thorough review of it all and we cannot see any problem at all with it.
That's right, because they will find that there's no basis on which to block Mr Murdoch from getting what he wants.

He may not be well liked, but any refusal to grant permission must have a proper and legal basis.

If they come to a surprise and perverse decision to block this, he will appeal and win. Decisions of this nature cannot be made on the basis of how liked the person is.

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Funnily enough when I worked for ondigital so many people said they subscribed because they didn't want to put money in the dirty diggers pocket, I'd go as far as saying it was the most popular reason after exclusive champions league football matches
Well, I'm not stopping my subscription to Sky and Now TV because Rupert Murdoch gets control. I value Now TV too much to give that up. I'm not cutting off my nose to spite my face!
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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That's right, because they will find that there's no basis on which to block Mr Murdoch from getting what he wants.

He may not be well liked, but any refusal to grant permission must have a proper and legal basis.

If they come to a surprise and perverse decision to block this, he will appeal and win. Decisions of this nature cannot be made on the basis of how liked the person is.

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Well, I'm not stopping my subscription to Sky and Now TV because Rupert Murdoch gets control. I value Now TV too much to give that up. I'm not cutting off my nose to spite my face!
Monopolies never work well for consumers..
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Monopolies never work well for consumers..
As we can see all around us with higher bills and poorer service...
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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Monopolies never work well for consumers..
What exactly does Sky have a monopoly on these days ?
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

Karen Bradley says she is minded to refer Rupert Murdoch bid for Sky to CMA for full investigation.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-politics-live
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

Minded? I suspect that Tom Watson has it right.

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He says he thinks Bradley will be written up as a “tough operator” on the basis of this. But Rupert Murdoch will then come up with fresh undertakings in lieu, that were in his back pocket. Bradley will then allow the bid, he predicts.
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