It looks increasingly as if the price of permitting Rupert Murdoch to acquire the rest of Sky will be the requirement that Sky divest itself of Sky News, which may even mean that the thing itself is taken off the air, leaving the BBC with an almost complete monopoly.
Murdoch is considered an unfit and improper person to own a national news channel outright. Where does that leave his wholly owned subsidiaries, David Cameron and the Metropolitan Police? That Andy Coulson is not already in prison proves conclusively that the latter has been paid off. That he was ever employed in Downing Street says much the same thing of the former.