Major, who was the Conservative prime minister from 1990 to 1997, said he had dinner with Murdoch in February 1997 as part of an effort to get closer to the media baron's newspapers ahead of elections. "It became apparent in discussion that Mr Murdoch really didn't like our European policies, which was no surprise to me, and he wished me to change our European policies," Major told the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics. "It is not very often someone sits in front of a prime minister and says 'I would like you to change your policy and if you don't change your policy my organisation cannot support you.'" Major says he told Murdoch there was "no question on us changing our policies." Murdoch's Sun tabloid, Britain's best-selling daily newspaper, switched its support to Major's Labour rival Tony Blair shortly afterwards, and Blair went on to win the May 1997 election. Murdoch told the Leveson Inquiry on April 25 that he had "never asked a prime minister for anything", as he tried to downplay his papers' political influence.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
"Not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company" part ad infinitum
It is time to find the politician far more credible than another human being...much more credible: