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ThisIsANiceCage Wed 13-Jul-11 13:37:51

New thread to continue from God those NoW journos were utter scum weren't they?

justaboutWILLfinishherthesis Wed 13-Jul-11 13:57:28

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AitchTwoOh Wed 13-Jul-11 13:58:05

bonjour!

justaboutWILLfinishherthesis Wed 13-Jul-11 14:01:25

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butterbeerbelly Wed 13-Jul-11 14:04:55

No we have to hack grin

ThisIsANiceCage Wed 13-Jul-11 14:05:24

I'm sure we can just parlez bollocks. I'm quite fluent myself.

BornSicky Wed 13-Jul-11 14:05:44

clack, clack, clack, swish!, clunk, hurrah!

or something like that.

hammybobs Wed 13-Jul-11 14:10:29

OK, continuing on from the discussions about the sun and the story about GB his son's medical condition. Stinks to high heavens! The thing that gets me is, in their 'rebuttle' they say he gave his consent. I am a tad dubious about this as, if he didn't give his consent, are they suggesting they wouldn't have run the story? hmm Why am I sceptical about that? When the editor of the sun calls and says they have certain info about someone/their family, are they really asking permission to run the story? <scratches head in puzzlement> That'll be a 1st!

AitchTwoOh Wed 13-Jul-11 14:18:57

justine's just posted on the other thread that newscorp is withdrawing bid for bskyb.

talk me through what that means, someone...

ThisIsANiceCage Wed 13-Jul-11 14:23:51

Blimey.

The vote in parliament, I'm guessing.

ThisIsANiceCage Wed 13-Jul-11 14:27:11

Sorry, horrendously behind and still trying to catch up (had to go out for a few hours).

How can so much more have happened by lunchtime today? shock

ClaireDeLoon Wed 13-Jul-11 14:34:29

blimey!

BornSicky Wed 13-Jul-11 14:35:27

excellent news. however, i think it's only right that ofcom investigates to see if murdoch passes a fit and proper person test for the existing 39% he already owns, and that he is blocked from making any further offers or purchasing any more shares until the outcome of the enquiry.

essentially, i want to see a big white flag waved and not just a hanky.

BornSicky Wed 13-Jul-11 14:36:37

oh and though it's not over yet, thank you to the guardian

noddyholder Wed 13-Jul-11 14:39:19

I agree bornsicky. I would also like to see RB out.

BornSicky Wed 13-Jul-11 14:45:35

so, any guesses as to what might have been in this afternoon's discussion that NI were so unhappy about?

the timing was... interesting!

noddyholder Wed 13-Jul-11 14:46:13

Just watching the news. I really really really cannot bear Kay burley

teej Wed 13-Jul-11 14:48:46

hoping those kackhanded in the knitting department can still join in ;-)

honestly, this is a tactical withdrawal from RM. i would guess he will be back again in 6 mths/ 1 yr unless this is all followed through. this hasn't been a complete loss for him - he has been able to buy back shares in NC at a depressed price and has managed to get rid of the NotW brand ahead of schedule and without having to take stick for it being a purely hardnosed business/financial decision. as i said before - no wonder he and RB are all smiles.

justaboutWILLfinishherthesis Wed 13-Jul-11 14:54:45

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Ponders Wed 13-Jul-11 14:55:53

Please join me in the unravelling section for non-knitters, teej wink

I don't think he will try again. Why would it be any different?

Who currently owns the other 61% of BSkyB - anybody know? Is it all pension funds & things?

ThisIsANiceCage Wed 13-Jul-11 14:57:15

The whole "fit and proper" thing is going to be the crux, isn't it?

If the national mood were different, OfCom could quietly decide that no bid meant no need to continue to assess wrt fit and proper. Budgetary restraint, duty to taxpayer, etc.

Now I don't think that will wash. But only if the baying sound keeps up.

ThisIsANiceCage Wed 13-Jul-11 14:58:41

(Unable to knit here, either. But I may find another use for my needles...)

teej Wed 13-Jul-11 15:01:41

any bets on how long it will take RA to say "if it wasn't for those pesky interfering mners...." again?

teej Wed 13-Jul-11 15:05:47

unravelling section sounds about right for me, ponders grin

re ownership of the remaining 60% i would imagine the usual mix of investment vehicles and pension funds but i could be wrong...

mrsdonkeybucket Wed 13-Jul-11 15:06:29

I am so pleased that this has got the 'teeth' I hoped it would.

I did wonder if after the 'boycott' of the NOTW it would all just die away slowly, I am so pleased that others are as repulsed by everything that I am.

DC is leaving me confused. Is he really as whiter-than-white as he is making out, or is there a whole heap of s** going to rain down on him ? I watched PM Questions and the statement he made and can't work him out ?

Still not made my mind up about Ed Miliband, but he is sounding better.....

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