October 21, 2014
Thu 07 Jul 2011

News of the World phone hacking throws Rupert Murdoch BSkyB deal into doubt


  • But a source at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport said there would be an outcry if Mr Hunt nodded the deal through quickly
  • But the Government may put off the decision after more grieving families were revealed as possible hacking victims
  • George Osborne has been told he too may have been hacked
  • The billionaire’s News Corporation wants to buy the 61% it does not already own
  • Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt was set to rubber stamp Murdoch’s BSkyB merger tomorrow in the face of explosive new claims about his media empire


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