Suppose the Tories go through with their plan to cripple the BBC, allowing right-wing commercial concerns to fill the gap – and then a Labour Government is elected into office and enacts this policy.

That would really sprinkle a certain unsavoury substance on Mr Murdoch’s chips, wouldn’t it?

…And I don’t mean vinegar.

The Labour party is developing policies to break up the UK’s largest media companies, according to leader Jeremy Corbyn.

In an interview in Monday’s Morning Star, Corbyn said the party also wanted to promote co-operative ownership models for the media.

“We are developing a media policy which would be about breaking up single ownership of too many sources of information, so that we have a multiplicity of sources,” he said.

“And actually promoting co-operative ownership and access, including local TV and radio stations and newspapers like the Morning Star.”

The last Labour manifesto under Ed Miliband included a commitment to “protect media plurality” and update rules for a 21st century media environment. However, it stopped short of proposing caps on media ownership or threatening to break up any of the UK’s largest media businesses.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn: Labour developing plan to break up big media groups | Media | The Guardian

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