Vince: Liberal Democrats will approach BSkyB takeover deal “without fear or favour”


Video also available at the Telegraph.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said today that the Liberal Democrats will take an unbiased view on News Corporation’s bid to take over BSkyB:

In general it’s true that the Liberal Democrats are the one of the major parties which has never been compromised in its dealings with this company so we will be voting without fear or favour.

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7 Comments

  • Autoplaying video? For shame.

  • And I think you should be quite clear, Dan, that we can no longer keep sucking up to “free markets” when it is quite obvious that in many cases they don’t work to the benefit of the majority of people. For the last few years, the mantra in Lib Dem land has been “the occasional case of market failure”. The only way to “keep markets honest” is to turn their weapons onthem, with a powerful democratic public sector, and a powerful cooperative / mutual sector.

  • That would be the same Vince Cable who solemnly promised that tution fees would only be £9k a year in the most exceptional circumstances…

  • Not that it isn’t always a pleasure to hear Vince, but this clip has played by itself several times, while reading various posts.
    PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!!

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