Rupert Murdoch is about to increase his stranglehold on the UK’s media by taking complete control of BSkyB. He currently owns 40% and is trying to up that to 100%. This would be a disaster. It would give Murdoch even more political influence and could open the doors to biased, right-wing news reporting, like Fox News in the US. Together we can stop him.
Vince Cable has the power to stop Murdoch’s plan. As Business Secretary, he’s got 17 working days to call the deal in for a review. [1] If enough of us stand up to Murdoch and build a big enough petition, we can persuade Cable to block the takeover. But the clock’s ticking – we have just 3 weeks to get him to act.
Take 30 seconds to sign our “Vince stand up to Murdoch” petition now:

Murdoch thinks he has this deal sewn up. There are plenty of people in government who owe him big favours after his papers backed them during the election. Add to that the full force of Murdoch’s media empire and you can be sure that Vince Cable will be feeling the pressure to cave in.
We need to outweigh that pressure with people power. Thousands of us need to tell Vince Cable to stand up to Murdoch.
38 Degrees members have been challenging Rupert Murdoch’s ambitions in the UK for months. Last year we fought his attacks on the BBC. During the election we spoke out against his scaremongering about a hung parliament and voting reform. Sky News’ Kay Burley told us during the election that we should just “go home and watch it on Sky News”. [2] We didn’t then, and we don’t have to now as Murdoch tries to tighten his grip on the UK.
Click here to sign our petition to Vince Cable:
Thanks for getting involved,
David, Hannah, Johnny and the 38 Degrees team.

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