Rupert’s at it again.
The world’s most powerful media owner has found a new political leader
to play with – Britain’s recently installed Conservative Party leader
According to the London Independent
Murdoch has urged Cameron to “commit the Conservative Party to a
Thatcherite tax-cutting agenda to win the next election.” And the
proprietor of The Sun and The Times – “whose influence
is credited with helping Tony Blair and New Labour win power” – has
“hinted that he would be prepared to switch support to Mr Cameron’s
style of Conservatism if he adopted tax cuts.”
The Independent reports:
The support of The Sun would be a tempting
prize for Mr Cameron. Mr Murdoch complained that Britain under New
Labour was “overtaxed and I think business is suffering. I think this
year is going to be a very tough year. We think in the newspaper
industry it is very challenging.”
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Mr Murdoch said he had “a
couple of charming meetings” with Mr Cameron. “He is very bright. He
has put together a more impressive front bench than there was before,”
But he warned: “It seems to be all about image. I would
like some facts and real policies rather than just a lot of almost
throwaway positions they take to try to change their image.”
Let’s hope David Cameron enjoys his relationship with the real power in British politics.