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Yesterday I received letters on behalf of both parties to the merger, confirming that while they disagree with my 'minded to' decision they would not be making substantive representations in relation to it.feedback
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Sep 14 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Karen Bradley is associated, including BDUK and Murdoch. Most recently, Karen Bradley has been quoted saying: “I must then come to a final decision on whether or not the merger can proceed, including any conditions that will apply in order to do so.” in the article UK confirms Murdoch's Sky bid will be examined over broadcasting standards.
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Sep 12 2017

A number of representations contend that Ofcom has not considered all the evidence. Representations contend that relevant evidence emerged after [2012] including the various trials into News International staff [now News UK], the continuing civil action on claims related to phone hacking and the findings of the House of Commons committee of privileges report on the conduct of News International employees.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - UNESCO

This investment will help make the visitor experience much more enjoyable. With over 1 million visitors a year, Stonehenge is one of the jewels in the UK's crown and it is important that we preserve it for generations to come.feedback

Aug 13 2017

Fox will … feel the CMA will give a fairer, depoliticised hearing. For Bradley it is about additional legal cover. She is taking very seriously the threat of a judicial review. She is being risk-averse, and the political environment [with no Tory majority] is unfavourable. She is being cautious.feedback

Aug 03 2017

We want as many people as possible to benefit from the Great Exhibition of the North, and this fund will boost the northern powerhouse and help build a lasting legacy across the whole region.feedback

Jul 29 2017

Whichever of the two approaches we go with in the end, the driving force behind our decision making will be making sure we get the best deal for consumers.feedback

Jul 20 2017 - Fox

Nothing I have seen so far has changed my mind but I am going to look at all representations I have received. I will look at them all to see what evidence they provide. Ofcom's report on broadcasting standards was clear, unequivocal, there were no grounds on which I can refer. I am therefore looking [to see if there is any] new evidence, new substantive evidence.feedback

Jul 20 2017

And I will take the time I need to look at the many I have received, balancing the need for careful consideration of relevant evidence with the merger parties' legitimate need for a prompt decision.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - Fox

Ofcom's report states that the proposed transaction would give the Murdoch Family Trust material influence over news providers with a significant presence across all key platforms.feedback

Jun 29 2017

The proposed entity would have the third largest total reach of any news provider - lower only than the BBC and ITN - and would, uniquely, span news coverage on television, radio, in newspapers and online.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - Fox

The transaction may increase members of the Murdoch Family Trust's ability to influence the overall news agenda and their ability to influence the political process, and it may also result in the perception of increased influence.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - Fox

The transaction may increase members of the Murdoch Family Trust's ability to influence the overall news agenda and their ability to influence the political process.feedback

Jun 20 2017

There will then be an opportunity for representations to be made before I take a final decision.feedback

Jun 20 2017

I will consider these reports in detail before coming to an initial view on whether or not I am minded to refer the merger.feedback

Jun 11 2017

This is not the time for sharks to be circling. This is the time for us to come together as a party.feedback

Jun 05 2017

The important point is we work with our partners and allies, and we save far more lives by working together. We have, through all our diplomatic relations, honest conversations with our friends.feedback

Jun 05 2017

I don't think that it would be fair to say there was a slashing of anything. We've been clear for some [time] that there cannot be safe spaces for people to operate on the internet and promote radicalisation. That's why we want to work with the internet companies, we want to work with those companies and individuals who develop the apps, develop the technology, so that they can help us to find the radicalisation. We have, though all our diplomatic relations, honest conversations with our friends. But we need to work with our friends and with our allies to make sure we share intelligence.feedback

Jun 05 2017

We've seen reductions in police officers across the board, we had to take difficult decisions in 2010 when we came into office when, as you remember, there was no money. All parties at that time agreed there needed to be cuts. What I'm interested in is making sure that we have the right resources, the right powers, and the right training and capabilities.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Terrorism

We have seen a protection or an increase in the budget for counter-terrorism policing.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Terrorism

I am assured by the police that they have that to deal with the counter-terrorism threat, but we need to look, learn lessons and make sure that we act where appropriate, and we need a leader who is prepared to take those decisions, and that is Theresa May.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Terrorism

We have protecting counter-terrorism police budgets. We have more specialist officers, we are now in the process of recruiting an additional 1500 armed police officers.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Labour Party

This is not a pub quiz. We've seen reductions in police numbers across the board. It's not just about numbers, it's about powers, Jeremy Corbyn for 30 years has voted every single times about those powers. That's the choice we face. We have protecting counter-terrorism police budgets. We have more specialist officers, we are now in the process of recruiting an additional 1500 armed police officers.feedback

Apr 21 2017

We believe sustainable numbers are the tens of thousands. Obviously leaving the European Union means we can bring in control in relation to people moving from the EU into the UK as well as people from outside the EU coming into the United Kingdom.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - British elections 2017

Given the proximity of this decision to the forthcoming general election and following discussions with the parties, Ofcom, the Competition Markets Authority and the Cabinet Office propriety and ethics team I wrote to Ofcom and the CMA on Friday 21 April to extend the period by which these reports should be submitted to Tuesday 20 June.feedback

Apr 01 2017 - London

A publicly owned broadcaster should have far more than 3% of its permanent staff outside London.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - London

I am unsympathetic towards those who recoil in horror at the very idea of media jobs being based outside the capital. Or for those who insist that people with ideas in the West Midlands, West Country or west Wales must travel to Westminster to get their programmes made.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - London

I am unsympathetic towards those who recoil in horror at the very idea of media jobs being based outside the capital. Or for those who insist that people with ideas in the West Midlands, West Country or West Wales must travel to Westminster to get their programmes made. A publicly owned broadcaster should have far more than 3pc of its permanent staff outside London.feedback

Mar 13 2017 - Scottish independence

It's fantastic this global organisation is demonstrating its confidence in the UK by creating new jobs across the North, in the Midlands, in Scotland and in Wales.feedback

Mar 03 2017

As we have previously indicated, we anticipate regulators will undertake a thorough review of the transaction, and we look forward to engaging with them as appropriate. We believe the combination of 21st Century Fox and Sky will create a company best suited to compete in a rapidly evolving industry, and are confident that the transaction will be approved based on a compelling fact set.feedback

Mar 03 2017

This is not an announcement of my final decision in relation to intervention, but an indication of what I am presently inclined to do.feedback

Mar 03 2017

This ground relates to the need for persons carrying on media enterprises, and for those with control of such enterprises, to have a genuine commitment to attaining broadcasting standards objectives.feedback

Mar 03 2017

I have, today, written to the parties to inform them that I am 'minded to' issue a European intervention notice on the basis that I have concerns that there may be public interest considerations. To be clear – I have not taken a final decision on intervention at this stage. In line with the guidance that applies to my quasi-judicial role I am inviting written representations from the parties and will aim to come to a final decision on whether to intervene in the merger within 10 working days of today's notification.feedback

Jan 10 2017

The new BBC Charter will secure the future of the BBC, strengthen it and give it an unprecedented degree of independence. It will make it more transparent, accountable and representative. I am confident that Sir David will provide the strong leadership necessary for the BBC to remain the world's best broadcaster.feedback

Dec 22 2016

Increasing take-up is a win-win-win: consumers get a better service, it encourages providers to invest, and when more people sign up in BDUK (Broadband Delivery UK) areas, money is clawed back to pay for more connections.feedback

Dec 20 2016 - Fox

Mr Murdoch dropped into that meeting and I can assure him (the questioner) that the proposed takeover was not discussed.feedback

Dec 20 2016 - Fox

What is important is that, given my quasi-judicial role, I protect the integrity of the process and ensure that as and when, if, a formal notification is given that that is properly considered.feedback

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