Thursday, June 14, 2012
Why Was Vince Removed from BSkyB Bid in First Place?
The thing which still astonishes me is the idea that someone can conduct a 'quasi-judicial process' when one has publicly expressed a bias in favour of one side of the argument. By this criterion it would have been perfectly satisfactory for Vince cable to have carried on supervising the process. So why bother with 'sacking' Vince and hauling in crony, Jezza, unless one was aching to please a powerful press baron?
With Cameron facing the Leveson music today, it seems beyond belief that in the litany of already admitted mistakes, nobody has yet taken responsibility apart from the misused above mentioned Adam Smith. I won't be holding my breath regarding chances of the exhaustively briefed Dave, doing so today either.
Meanwhile Vince, silly boy, had admitted openly flouting the rules to suit his own political stance, by saying that regardless of the result of the process, the bid would be rejected. As a result, if the jurisdiction had been left with him it was open to legal challenge and judicial review. Do you think Murdoch would not have done that, ruthlessly hammering Vince Cable to pieces in the process? It would have been a free gift to him, and would have guaranteed that regardless of the merits/demerits of the case, his bid would ultimately have succeeded.
Hope you had a good holiday in Italy.
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