Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Vince Cable's war on Rupert Murdoch

From the Daily Telegraph (21 December 2010)
Vince Cable has “declared war” on Rupert Murdoch, the media tycoon, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

The Business Secretary indicated that he would seek to block Mr Murdoch from taking over BSkyB, the satellite broadcaster that he already partially owns.

The disclosure is the second revelation in extracts from a covertly recorded conversation between Mr Cable and two undercover reporters from this newspaper posing as Liberal Democrat supporters in his constituency.

“You may wonder what is happening with the Murdoch press”, Mr Cable said. “I have declared war on Mr Murdoch and I think we’re going to win”.
Does anyone think Vince was wrong?

6 comments:

The Cat said...

He was wrong about thinking he would win. His own stupid incompetence finished any chance he had of blocking Murdoch.

Jonathan said...

So he shouldn't have fought Murdoch because that would finish any chance he had of beating Murdoch.

Can you run that by me again?

John Minard said...

people have very short memories and the Lib Dems have already been written out of this phone hacking debate. Time to remind people that he not only anticipated the credit crunch but the Murdoch empire's methods of getting headlines too!

wolfi said...

The German press got really worked up about this series of scandals -let's hope that Murdoch and his unscrupulous people have to face some consequences. Shouldn't they all go to jail for this ?

wolfi said...

Just read it online: News of the world is finished - I hope the whole Murdoch-crap too ...

It seems there still is some kind of justice!

Anonymous said...

What did VinceC know about The Mudock Empire that the rest of us didn't?