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Old 17-12-2016, 20:04   #16
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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It's the way they run their businesses that I have a problem with.
And the nefarious and pervasive grip in which they still have influence on politicians and the establishment despite the Leveson inquiry and the News international hacking scandal.
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And the nefarious and pervasive grip in which they still have influence on politicians and the establishment despite the Leveson inquiry and the News international hacking scandal.
People always take advantage of weakness. Our politicians need to step up and ensure that this kind of influence comes to an end.

If you had the PM's ear, wouldn't you try to get your oar in?
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Old 17-12-2016, 20:18   #18
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People always take advantage of weakness. Our politicians need to step up and ensure that this kind of influence comes to an end.

If you had the PM's ear, wouldn't you try to get your oar in?
The trouble with politicians and that includes all parties OB is they will always come out with big words and then follow that by doing nothing as sadly the only thing they are good at is obfuscating and insincerity.
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Old 17-12-2016, 20:22   #19
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

Meh. If he trys to purchase Liberty Global as well, that when it's time to worry.
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Old 17-12-2016, 20:24   #20
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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The trouble with politicians and that includes all parties OB is they will always come out with big words and then follow that by doing nothing as sadly the only thing they are good at is obfuscating and insincerity.
I know, old chap, but you can't blame the Murdochs for pushing at an open door. It's the politicians that need to sort themselves out.

They never will, of course because that's the nature of the beast.
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Old 17-12-2016, 21:13   #21
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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Er - didn't the cable companies lay the cables in the first place? The cables belong to Virgin Media now quite legitimately.

Is there any law in place preventing others from laying cables?

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That's right, and it should be noted that the Murdochs have already offered to have an independent editorial board to ensure the impartiality required.

As I said, this is just a personal grudge that some people have against the Murdoch family.

Love 'em or hate 'em, they have a perfectly legitimate right to run their businesses and people really need to get over their attitude towards them.
Is there any laws in anyone else setting up a sattelite company?
I think you like me though can see how silly this pertition is.
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Old 17-12-2016, 22:47   #22
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People always take advantage of weakness.

So you want to give someone like that more media influence? Interesting. And worrying.
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

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Er - didn't the cable companies lay the cables in the first place? The cables belong to Virgin Media now quite legitimately.

Is there any law in place preventing others from laying cables?
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Old 18-12-2016, 00:45   #24
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

I wont be signing it.

Why ?

Because I really dont give a toss who owns sky, seriously, its of no consequence to me at all.
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I wont be signing it.

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Because I really dont give a toss who owns sky, seriously, its of no consequence to me at all.
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I wont be signing it.

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Because I really dont give a toss who owns sky, seriously, its of no consequence to me at all.
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So you want to give someone like that more media influence? Interesting. And worrying.
What I'm saying is give the man a break. He is not doing anything illegal and it's the politicians who allow themselves to be manipulated.

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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

Why is this in the VM TV Service forum?
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Re: Petition to try and block Murdoch taking over Sky & it's channels.

Because the OP thinks it relates to VMTV.

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Why is this in the VM TV Service forum?

I suppose a new owner for Sky, could affect the channels that VM get access to.
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