+ + + 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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Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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