The following is the text of Early Day Motion 1675. It is vital to
maintain the political pressure in Parliament. Please can everyone contact
their MP and ask them to sign the EDM, quoting the number 1675.
We have recently been told that MUFC plc have employed the political lobby
firm GJW, the largest political lobby firm in the land. This is in addition
to News International already employing the lobbyists Lawson, Lucas,
Mendelson and BSkyB retaining the services of lobbyists Lowe, Bell. It is
clear that the supporters of the BSkyB bid have learnt a hard lesson from
IMUSA and SUAM's campaign namely, that the support of MPs is a crucial
factor in this bid. Encouraged no doubt by the white flag being waved by
the likes of Graham Stringer, those who support the deal will want to build
their own block of support in Parliament. Get your MP to sign the EDM now
and inform them of the moves by MUFC and BSkyB to obtain Parliamentary
You can check if your MP has already signed at: http://edm.ais.co.uk/weblink/html/motion.html/EDMI_SES=97/ref=1675.
Please note that Ministers are not allowed to sign EDMs so if your MP offers that excuse you will have to accept it.