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Politicians claim victory as BSkyB bid shelved

The announcement from News Corporation that it is withdrawing its bid for BSkyB came after MPs in the Commons lined up in a remarkable cross-party effort against the takeover.

Prime Minister David Cameron said the decision to drop the bid was the right one.

Labour leader Ed Miliband said it was a victory for people everywhere who had been appalled by the phone-hacking scandal.

Nick Robinson reports.

  • 13 Jul 2011
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