News International is the government and has been a very long time, controlling who gets elected, the Police, and lots besides like which wars we get into, how we run defence spending, and our relationship with the EU (Read Lance Price). MI5 have obviously handed over security to them or work alongside them.
If Vince Cable, Ed Miliband and Theresa May would form a cross-party government of national unity, break the Murdoch and BBC monopolies, Britain might stand a chance.
Guardian – Gordon Brown saw the cultivation of Murdoch as the first primary he had to win to gain the Labour leadership and even tried to use his currying favour with Murdoch and Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail, as a tool to lever Tony Blair out of No 10. David Cameron slotted into the pattern by assiduously cultivating a new generation of Murdochs and turning them against the old grouch in Downing Street.
BBC – The strength of the Murdoch newspaper and TV empire was that it occupied the commanding heights of a kind of journalism that dispenses power, intimidates and influences politicians and shapes political outcomes.