Murdoch’s power over our politicians rested on his control over what UK citizens read and watched. A 20% limit on media ownership would cut Murdoch’s stranglehold on our politics. But MPs won’t go that far unless they are forced to by using a new direct democracy initiative to do so.
Let’s ensure that moguls like Murdoch can never again control our media and our politics by demanding that all parties pledge to ensure nobody owns more than a fifth of our media.
The petition needs to reach 100,000 signatures – currently at 22,000.