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Vince Cable blocks privatisation of Channel 4

The Daily Telegraph reports welcome news from Liberal Democrat Cabinet member Vince Cable:

Proposals to privatise Channel 4 were drawn up by the Government earlier this year but the idea was blocked by Vince Cable and the Liberal Democrats…

The proposals to privatise Channel 4 secretly “went round the houses” in Whitehall until it reached the Department for Business earlier this year, government sources said, where the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, “squashed it, he said ‘no way’”.

A very welcome move indeed given how well Channel 4’s current setup works, adding both to the diversity and quality of TV channels in the UK.

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