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Murdoch attacks 'the English' as he rules out Sky bid

Publié par Clifford Armion le 29/06/2012

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Rupert Murdoch vowed not to make a new bid for BSkyB after the division of News Corporation yesterday, saying he would focus his media empire on the US because "the English" had made him unwilling to invest any further in the UK.
The News Corporation chairman's anti-English outburst came in an American television interview after the company confirmed it would split its newspaper businesses, which include The Sun and The Times.
"No, I think we've moved on in our own thinking on that," Mr Murdoch replied, when asked if the split made it possible to revive the £7.8bn bid to take full control of BSkyB. "There are billions and billions of dollars. If Britain didn't want them, we've got good places to put them here. I am a lot more bullish on the US than on the UK. I would be a lot more reluctant to invest in new things in Britain today than I would be here."
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"Murdoch attacks 'the English' as he rules out Sky bid", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2012. Consulté le 13/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/murdoch-attacks-the-english-as-he-rules-out-sky-bid