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UK legislators poised to tell Murdoch to back off

UK legislators poised to tell Murdoch to back off

Britain's House of Commons is poised to demand that Rupert Murdoch give up on his ambition of taking over a lucrative broadcaster while a phone hacking scandal rages around his British newspaper holdings.
Prime Minister David Cameron has put his party's weight behind an opposition motion up for a vote Wednesday which declares that bidding for full control of British Sky Broadcasting would not be in the national interest.
The motion doesn't carry legal force, but with the three main parties in support it looms as a powerful expression of the tide running against Murdoch's media empire.
Murdoch's hope to gain control of the 61 percent of BSkyB shares that his News Corp. doesn't own already have been delayed for several months while the Competition Commission reviews monopoly concerns.


Updated : 2021-01-22 04:46 GMT+08:00