5 live: Will News International's BSkyB bid succeed?


Following Vince Cable "declaring war" on New International's attempts to buy BSkyB, how healthy is Rupert Murdoch's bid?

Speaking to Steph McGovern on BBC Radio 5 live, media commentator Roger Laughton says: "There was a political animus against Mr Murdoch, because Vince Cable has said there was."

Laughton tells 5 live Breakfast: "What you can see is that, if BSkyB is totally integrated within the Murdoch Empire, it will be a serious threat."

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