An ICM poll that questioned more than 2,000 people found that 44% were opposed to the deal, with just 5% supporting it. A further 41% said they had no strong view and 11% were don\’t knows.
News Corp, the media giant that Murdoch chairs, wants to buy the 61% of BSkyB it does not already own. Last week, the business secretary, Vince Cable, who was to rule on whether it could proceed, was tape-recorded telling undercover journalists he had \”declared war\” on Murdoch and subsequently lost the responsibility.
The survey – commissioned by Guardian Media Group, owners of this newspaper, and BT, Associated Newspapers Ltd, Northcliffe Media, Trinity Mirror plc and Telegraph Media Group….
As we all know you can write a survey to get any damn result you want.
And those that would be competing against a (one assumes) newly invigorated Sky really don\’t want to have to face a newly invigorated Sky.
Fancy that eh? Businesses against competition?
One might think of Adam Smith\’s comments about businessmen seldom meeting except to plot against the public…..