Thursday 12 July 2018 / 1:38 PM Media / Tom Watson

Today’s announcement shows that although the Government has gone through the motions of scrutinising this bid, it has finally caved in – Tom Watson

Tom Watson MP, Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, responding to Jeremy Wright approving 21st Century Fox’s bid for Sky, said:

“Today’s disappointing announcement shows that although the Government has gone through the motions of scrutinising this bid, it has finally caved in.

“Media power and ownership in this country has been concentrated in the hands of a few individuals for too long. This decision stands to make that worse.

“Undertakings might have been given, but the Murdoch’s track record of broken promises shouldn’t be forgotten. Unfortunately it seems today that it has been.”