Therefore, it's important to ask, who owns the newspapers that give our political debate such strong direction?
Over a quarter (27.3 per cent) of the press is owned by Lord Rothermere and 24.9 per cent by Rupert Murdoch – between them these two men have over 50 per cent of the printed press.
Over three quarters (77.8 per cent) of the press is owned by a handful of billionaires. There are only 88 billionaires among the 63 million people in the UK and most of the barons do not even live in the UK.This and more information at http://leftfootforward.org/2013/06/everyone-should-know-who-owns-the-press-for-the-sake-of-our-democracy/ - such as...
Rupert Murdoch owns The Sun & The Sun on Sunday, is a billionaire, lives in the US and is an alleged tax avoider!
'Lord' Rothermere owns The Mail & The Mail on Sunday, is a billionaire, lives in France and is registered as non-domiciled for UK tax!