Vince Cable - Stand Up To Murdoch
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Dear Vince Cable,
Rupert Murdoch's move to become 100% owner of BSkyB must undergo full and proper scrutiny.
We call on you to ensure that the purchase is thoroughly investigated by the proper regulators to test whether it is in the public's interest.
Rupert Murdoch has his sights set on gaining complete control of BSkyB* and increasing his stranglehold on a free and independent media in the UK. He currently owns 40% of the company but wants to increase his stake to 100%.
This would be a disaster. It would give Murdoch even more political influence and it could open the door to biased, right-wing news like Fox News in the US.
A free and diverse media is a huge part of what makes democracy work. We can't rely on big business to make the right decisions about Murdoch's plan to buy BSkyB. It needs full and proper scrutiny by government. Vince Cable, the Lib Dem Business Secretary, has the power tell regulators to investigate the purchase before it goes ahead.
If thousands of us sign a petition to Vince Cable, we can persuade him to make the right decision and oppose Murdoch’s master plan.
Please sign the petition now, then ask your friends to get involved too.
*Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is attempting a takeover bid to gain full control of the satellite broadcaster BSkyB, by acquiring the remaining 60.9% of BSkyB shares it does not already own.