Ed Miliband says News Corp should be forced to sell the Sun or the Times
Thursday, 14 June 2012 - 9:32am
Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation should be forced to sell either the Sun or the Times because the publisher's leading market share gave it a sense of "power without responsibility", Ed Miliband told the Leveson inquiry on Tuesday.
Giving evidence before the inquiry into press standards, the Labour leader said he did not believe that one person should "continue to control 34% of the newspaper market" – and said he would like to examine "whether we should have lower [ownership] limits" for publishers.
In a clear reference to Murdoch's company, Miliband said "we should have no worries of somebody owning up to 20% of the newspaper market" but that he believed "I think there is then a question of between 20% to 30% where you should set a limit."