+ + + FT Claim BSkyB Deal Delayed Until September + + +

The DCMS have had a deluge of responses in the last 48 hours in their public consultation about the deal. The FT claim it will be put back to September. Not only is it going to take weeks to process and read them all, with the news that the Met are gearing up to nick people about the £100,000 paid to their coppers, the hysteria over these two very separate issues is becoming deafening. Though as Robert Peston points out this will make it a little easier to give the deal a nod.

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Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

“The terrifying truth is that the Opposition is too divided – within the parliamentary party, within the trades unions, within the Shadow Cabinet and even within the leader’s office – to be anything other than a veto player as far as Brexit goes, and the party’s whole gambit is really about trying to make that weakness look like a strength. Keir Starmer saying that Labour is “increasingly likely” to vote down the deal is simply a reflection of the fact that the one thing the Labour party will be able to agree on as far as Brexit goes is that Theresa May’s deal is no good.”


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