This is interesting:
BSkyB\’s 17.9pc stake in ITV may have offended many people\’s sense of what\’s fair but it didn\’t appear to offend the Government\’s very own 2003 Communications Act which allows BSkyB to own up to 20pc in ITV – it became known as the Murdoch clause after all. That was introduced under the more Murdoch-friendly Tony Blair.
The law says that BSkyB can own 20 pc of ITV. The Minister has said that it must sell half of its 17.9% stake.
What was that about being a country ruled by the law?