Saturday, 5 March 2011

The state of the union

A banker, a Daily Mail reader and a benefit claimant are sitting at a table sharing 12 bsicuits. The banker takes 11 and says to the Daily Mail reader 'watch out for the benefit claimant he wants your biscuit.'

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Rupert Murdoch BSkyB takeover gets government go-ahead

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has been given government approval for its controversial bid to take over BSkyB.

The green light follows News Corp's offer to spin off Sky News as an independent company.

Rival media groups dismissed News Corp's offer as a "whitewash" and said they would "vigorously contest" it.

News Corp, which owns the Sun, the News of the World and the Times and the Sunday Times, is looking to take over the 61% of BSkyB that it does not own.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he intended to accept News Corp's offer rather than refer the takeover to the Competition Commission.

The Conservative Party: the best government money can buy

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Tory NHS reform bill bringing US profiteering ahead of care to your healthcare

Leaked document shows how doctors can profit from NHS reform

So time to choose: are you happy to keep cap-doffing or is it time to stand up?