Friday, 22 October 2010


Rupert Murdoch backs Coalition deficit action

Media baron Rupert Murdoch backed the Government's tough line on the public finances, urging the coalition to "stay the political course".

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In his speech Rupert Murdoch repeatedly focused on the economic, social and political philosophy that drove Lady Thatcher Photo: PA
The chairman and chief executive of News Corporation said he had been "encouraged" by Prime Minister David Cameron's response to the deficit."That's my boy."

In a speech full of praise for Baroness Thatcher, the former prime minister, he insisted: "Like the lady, the coalition must not be for turning."
Mr Murdoch, whose media empire includes Skymadeupnewsandfilth -  so-called  newspapers The Sun, The Times, The Sunday Times and the News of the World, was delivering the inaugural Margaret Thatcher Lecture to the Centre for Policy Studies. Quick, Before She  Croaks being The Sun's witty headline.

He paid tribute to Lady Thatcher as a "great leader" who championed "freedom without taxation".

"At home and abroad, she expanded the boundaries of freedom - and sculpted a legacy that spans generations and crosses party lines," he said.

With Ronald Reagan, the former US president, Lady Thatcher had "changed the world, much, much for the better", Mr Murdoch said." I pay no tax at all in the UK and hardly any in the States"

With Lady Thatcher still in hospital after being taken ill with flu last week, he said: "In the last few days, she has felt the affection of her nation as many are joyful at the prospect of her death. We wish her a speedy recovery."

He went on to say that a free society required a government "with backbone" and that was "not accountable to its citizens but  to its media masters".

"The new Prime Minister has come to office inheriting a daunting deficit," Mr Murdoch said.
"I am encouraged by his response. Many rightly applaud the coalition Government for maintaining a tough fiscal line.
"We must be clear why this toughness is necessary. It is not a numbers game. It is about livelihoods, and eventually rebuilding opportunities and greatness.
"Strong medicine is bitter and difficult to swallow. But unless you stay the political course, you will be neither robust nor popular."
Mr Murdoch said the effects of the financial crisis must not be used as an excuse by governments to "roll back economic freedom".
He warned it was a "false security" for governments to be "generous with other people's money, only not mine because they never get any of it, taxes are for the readers and viewers" and suggested people should be prepared to "look out for themselves". 

"In an anxious time, people naturally worry about security," he said.

"When people have grown accustomed to looking to the government - for their housing, for their health care, for their retirement - the idea of looking out for themselves can seem frightening.
On the media, Mr Murdoch said a free society also required an independent press that was "turbulent, inquiring, bustling and free". 

skymadeupnewsandfilth, he means. Still, he can't live much longer, the rotten, filthy bastard 

1 comment:

mongoose said...

Rupert looks as if he is one step ahead of the undertakers. However, the dynasty is prepared. A thousand year reich of whoredom beckons.