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by KK » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:27 pm

Guardian wrote:Rupert Murdoch’s proposed £11.7bn takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox has been dealt a blow after the government said it intended to call in the competition authorities for a further six-month examination of the deal.

Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, announced the decision in the House of Commons after considering an investigation into the takeover by the media watchdog, Ofcom.

She told MPs that she was minded to submit proposed takeover to a further 24-week inquiry by the Competition and Markets Authority on the grounds of media plurality following a recommendation by the communications regulator.

The minister said that Ofcom’s report concluded that the deal might increase the Murdochs’ ability to “influence the overall news agenda and their ability to influence the political process and it may also result in the perception of increased influence”.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... authorites

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:27 pm

£1billion well spent on stopping firemen, police, nurses and other public sector workers earning any more. :fp:

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:29 pm

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Guardian wrote:Rupert Murdoch’s proposed £11.7bn takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox has been dealt a blow after the government said it intended to call in the competition authorities for a further six-month examination of the deal.

Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, announced the decision in the House of Commons after considering an investigation into the takeover by the media watchdog, Ofcom.

She told MPs that she was minded to submit proposed takeover to a further 24-week inquiry by the Competition and Markets Authority on the grounds of media plurality following a recommendation by the communications regulator.

The minister said that Ofcom’s report concluded that the deal might increase the Murdochs’ ability to “influence the overall news agenda and their ability to influence the political process and it may also result in the perception of increased influence”.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... authorites


The government is obviously a little pissed off that Murdoch didn't give them the massive majority they asked for. :slol:

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Squinty » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:48 pm

Worth mentioning in case it hasn't already been. NI executive have to have an agreement in place by 4pm today to continue or we face a possibility of Direct rule.

I'll be surprised if it happens.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:53 pm

Squinty wrote:Worth mentioning in case it hasn't already been. NI executive have to have an agreement in place by 4pm today to continue or we face a possibility of Direct rule.

I'll be surprised if it happens.


I am sure direct rule will work out fine. After all, it's not like the UK government are beholden to one section of NI society now is it?

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by Lagamorph » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:11 pm

In a move sure to piss off the DUP it has just been announced that the government will fund abortions in England for women from Northern Ireland.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:18 pm

Lagamorph wrote:In a move sure to piss off the DUP it has just been announced that the government will fund abortions in England for women from Northern Ireland.


To really piss them off they ought to announce that the funding is coming out of the £1billion. :lol:

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Green Gecko » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:54 pm

Moggy wrote:
KK wrote:
Guardian wrote:Rupert Murdoch’s proposed £11.7bn takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox has been dealt a blow after the government said it intended to call in the competition authorities for a further six-month examination of the deal.

Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, announced the decision in the House of Commons after considering an investigation into the takeover by the media watchdog, Ofcom.

She told MPs that she was minded to submit proposed takeover to a further 24-week inquiry by the Competition and Markets Authority on the grounds of media plurality following a recommendation by the communications regulator.

The minister said that Ofcom’s report concluded that the deal might increase the Murdochs’ ability to “influence the overall news agenda and their ability to influence the political process and it may also result in the perception of increased influence”.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... authorites


The government is obviously a little pissed off that Murdoch didn't give them the massive majority they asked for. :slol:

No, no it's because I e-mailed her. :cool:

(Honestly though there's been quite a lot of public pressure against this via 38 degrees etc.)

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by Glowy69 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:01 pm

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Glowy69 wrote:Anyone pleased with the vote to keep the pay cap? Anyone that voted for those banana splits in power should be ashamed. Utter disgrace. A police officer gave his life to protect these idiots a few weeks ago and they've got the gaul to cheer that they won the vote. All because "not corbyn"

strawberry float this country..and strawberry float anyone that voted for this lot. You're part of the problem.


They actually cheered an effective pay cut? :dread:


When the motion was passed. So the pay cap to stay yes they cheered. strawberry float the public services. We beat labour.



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strawberry floating disgraceful.


Everything that is wrong with the country in one picture. Funny the tory voters i follow on twitter have been awfully quiet these past few days. strawberry floating dickheads.

Fabian Delph is a banana split.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Squinty » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:52 pm

Moggy wrote:
Squinty wrote:Worth mentioning in case it hasn't already been. NI executive have to have an agreement in place by 4pm today to continue or we face a possibility of Direct rule.

I'll be surprised if it happens.


I am sure direct rule will work out fine. After all, it's not like the UK government are beholden to one section of NI society now is it?


No, not at all, what could possibly go wrong?!?

They have been given a new deadline of Monday. What the strawberry float is the point.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Lagamorph » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:53 pm



49 Labour MPs rebelled against Corbyn and voted for the amendment.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Moggy » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:27 pm

Lagamorph wrote:

49 Labour MPs rebelled against Corbyn and voted for the amendment.


Corbyn back to being a nobhead then. :slol:

"Woah Jeremy Corbyn hard Brexit or get sacked"

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Knoyleo » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:30 pm

What was the amendment?

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Memento Mori » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:33 pm

Knoyleo wrote:What was the amendment?

Single market membership.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Cuttooth » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:45 pm

Lagamorph wrote:

49 Labour MPs rebelled against Corbyn and voted for the amendment.

Well I was certainly hoping for Labour unity to last more than three strawberry floating weeks.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Knoyleo » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:15 pm

Memento Mori wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:What was the amendment?

Single market membership.

Oh how awful

I really wish that Labour would actually support free market access and freedom of movement, and also, that the leader who spent his career rebelling from the back benches, wouldn't throw a hissy fit every time other people do the same. Labour unity goes both ways.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Squinty » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:16 pm

Labour :simper:

It just goes to prove that the referendum has been utterly toxic to everyone.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Cuttooth » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:17 pm

What would be amazing is for Corbyn to let the conference decide the party's stance on Brexit like the issue surrounding Trident renewal.

But he won't and instead will sack cabinet members for doing what he's made a career doing himself. Gah.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Grumpy David » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:52 pm

Can you even renationalise industries whilst in the EU on the scale Corbyn wants? My understanding is it is forbidden under state aid rules that the EU has set up. It's often the far left argument that the EU is too pro free markets.

Would people be okay with the Canadian deal? Something like 98% of trade is tariff free without needing to pay any fees or have freedom of movement or restrictions on free trade deals with non EU states.

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PostRe: The Politics Thread 3.0
by Hyperion » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:53 pm

Chukka causing trouble. Could potentially provide an opportunity for some more well known experienced Labour MPs to move into the shadow cabinet Cooper, Kendall, Jarvis et al.
Probably not though

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