CITY VIEWS: SHOULD MURDOCH BE ALLOWED TO BUY THE REST OF BSKYB?

 
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ADAM COUNIHAN | PREQIN
“I don’t really have a problem with it to be honest. I was under the impression that Murdoch already owned the whole company. It’s reasonable for the Competition Commission to look at a takeover of this size, but personally I don’t mind.”

JOHN HIEW | MCCURRACH
“As an idea it’s fine, although I don’t think he will get it for the current price. Government intervention in public services is fine, but this is a commercial business and the bosses of Sky are capable of fending for themselves.”

STEVE EVANS | DEUTSCHE BANK
“It’s always a bad idea when someone has so much power within an industry, whether in the media or elsewhere. Whether the deal goes ahead should be left up to the government, though I would like to see it block the deal.”