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Labour's Opposition Day Motion on Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation bid for BSkyB to be debated tomorrow, Wednesday 13 July 2011

"This House believes that it is in the public interest for Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation to withdraw their bid for BSkyB."

Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said ahead of the debate tomorrow: 

“There are times when the House of Commons has got to rise to the occasion and speak for the public.

“We have said that the purchase of BSkyB should not proceed until after criminal inquiries are complete.

“The simplest way to achieve this is for Rupert Murdoch to recognise the feelings of the public and the will of the House of Commons and withdraw this bid.

“I am calling on Parliament to show its will tomorrow.”

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