Vince Cable: Derail the deal!
To Vince Cable:
We call on you to take a stand on principle and publicly state why News Corporation should not be allowed to fully own our largest commercial broadcaster, BSKyB. As the hacking of politicians and public figures shows all too clearly, Rupert Murdoch is a menace to our democracy and society. You are one of the few senior politicians with the courage to take a stand to stop him.
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Jeremy Hunt wants to approve Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB takeover in a few days time. But the coalition is weak and divided. With a huge appeal now to Vince Cable – who knows the danger Murdoch poses to our democracy - we can derail the deal.
In return for supporting David Cameron at the general election, Rupert Murdoch expected to own all of BSkyB months ago. Murdoch’s fuming now we’ve forced the government to put the brakes on. The Lib Dems were hammered by voters last month and are now desperately trying to distance themselves from the Tories -- so let’s raise a mass outcry to Vince Cable to follow his conscience and threaten to resign unless the government blocks this deal.
Sign the petition calling on Cable to stand up against News Corporation, and for our democracy. We’ll deliver it with a splash to the Business Secretary next week, making huge media waves that could rock the coalition. With the hacking scandals piling up and the cost of the deal rising every day this could be decisive. Sign now.