Rupert Murdoch is not a fit and proper person

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  1. Mr_Fingerz
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  2. Boumer
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    Er, but what will happen out of it?

    I mean, he can just shrug.

    I don't think he gives a damn about what they say, and surely it can be brushed off as "partisan politics" if inclined to do so?
  3. tuffy52
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    Prevarication,Party Political voting,Not our Remit,,in other words a Whitewash.....
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  4. Victorian_Major
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    I bet he's cacking himself - the old toad. By return of post his media is likely to observe that our MPs are 'not fit to run a country.' I'd rather be shot of our MPs and get a fresh batch than see Murdoch go and the Barclays of this world get more share...
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  5. scoobydont
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    Polititians say he is not fit to run a company, who said irony was dead?

    Hello pot, this is kettle send colour setting over.
  6. TheIronDuke
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    I am astonished. The Tory's thought they had swamped the committee which would have led to another toothless statement. But for once in recent history a Lib-Dem does the decent thing and sides with Labour. The fact that the report was being fought on party political lines says a lot about what is wrong in Westminster but that's another story.

    Nice one MP types. Let us hope Rupert and Draco are dragged into the Commons to say they are very sorry for being lying gits.
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    Both the Conservatives and Labour both have a lot to lose from a full examination of their dealings with Murdoch. They both prostituted themselves for favourable coverage.The problem will be proving it as you can do a lot on a 'nod and a wink' basis without anything being committed to paper.

    But at least this is a start to cleaning out the Augean stables that politics have become.

    Wordsmith

    Note to political parties: if you present your case with conviction, clarity, honesty and without spin, you won't need to go crawling to media moguls to get your point across.
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  8. Bouillabaisse
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    There's a "fit and proper person" test for ownership of British media outlets, such as newspapers and, more importantly, TV rights. It seems to be partly why James Murdoch has gone west - there is a real concern that he might not pass the test if it came to a full takeover of BSkyB. It sounds like the committee are trying to get Rupe looked at.

    Mind you, if you look at some of the other newspaper proprietors a "fit and proper person" test doesn't seem to have been applied anywhere.
  9. count_duckula
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    HA
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    HA

    That's it.
  10. Notwithstanding he'd be in good company, he's already had the humblest day of his life. He might not recall saying it though.
  11. Well, they might be tax evaders, expat Russian 'Biznessmen' wearing Kevlar to board meetings and pornographers-but they don't go horseriding with 'Call Me Dave' or tap the comms of Government, corrupt the Met and hack into dead schoolgirls phones. They are sleazy, but they seem to have some self respect. They are HONESTLY sleazy.
  12. bigjimdangley
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    Michael Foot relied on conviction, clarity, honesty and was spin less and look what happened to him....

    Just sayin, like.
  13. Auld-Yin
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    While Rupe may not give two fecks for Britain as the money he gets here is small compared to other countries, especially USA, what would harm him is if he is classed as 'Not a fit person' in the UK, then USA law I believe means that he would have to be thoroughly investigated in the USA before being given or allowed to continue, with any licences. US Corporate law is a lot more stringent than UK and they take into account what other countries have to say about major players in the corporate scene. This is something that I believe Rupe would want to swerve more than anything else.
  14. Bouillabaisse
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    You think so? You think Dirty Des hasn't been to Chequers, or the Barclays brothers haven't had a meeting or two with Cameron? Or the Star and Mirror haven't used the same techniques as the Sun or the Screws? They've just not been caught yet, because the hounds need some newspapers on the outside looking in.
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