Man Tragically Born Without Spine
That’ll be the ‘Culture Secretary’ Jeremy Hunt, then. Boyish smile, and the cold dead eyes of a serial killer. He’s just paved the way for a Fox News-style Conservative monopoly by approving News Corporation’s plan to spin off Sky News, clearing the way for its proposed £8bn purchase of the 61% of BSkyB it does not already own.
The quote which will ideally come back to haunt him for the rest of his sorry life is: “Nothing is more precious to me than the free and independent press for which this country is famous the world over.’
Not any more, mate. Only an idiot would now believe in anything other than the Orwellian philosophy of corporate snouts burying themselves in the trough while mouthing platitudes to the opposite effect.
If the next generation after Murdoch proves even more rapacious, Mr Hunt will do well to remember where they found their role models.