Articles tagged with BSkyB
by Ian Kirby / 09 May 2012 12:22
Almost seven years ago, I introduced David Cameron to Andy Coulson. None of us knew then, as we bonded over crab cakes at Christopher’s Restaurant just off the Strand, what the real consequences of that meeting would be.
A simple lunch was the first stage in an extended mating ritual that would ultimately lead the fresh-faced Tory leader into the Chipping Norton set, and the clutches of News International. For Andy, it was
13 Jul 2011 14:36
Sky News has broken the news that News Corp has withdrawn its bid for the remainder of BSkyB, but will remain a shareholder in the company.
Early reports suggest that the opposition day debate on the merger will go ahead as planned. Not clear yet whether motion will be amended/changed in light of recent developments.
Downing Street say:
"We welcome the news. As the prime minister has said, the business should
by Gareth Hill / 11 Jul 2011 14:19
BBC reports that emails have been given to authorities which suggest the News of the World bought contact details of high ranking members of the Royal family from a royal protection officer.
Ed Miliband calls for the public inquiry to start immediately and for the BSKYB bid to be withdrawn. Nick Clegg says he think the BSKYB bid should be withdrawn not temporarily but for good.
by Matt Foster / 07 Jul 2011 12:22
As new revelations on alleged phone hacking at News of the World continue to surface, Labour’s Baroness Royall has put forward a private notice question in the House of Lords this morning, asking the government if:
“In the light of the loss of public and commercial confidence in News International and the imminent closure of the consultation period... they will suspend consideration of News Corporation’s bid to takeover BSkyB.”
Responding, Baroness Rawlings,