UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Tories can’t be trusted on media policy says Foster

Press Release   •   Jan 22, 2010 10:52 GMT

“The Tories’ blind faith in the markets misses the point on media," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary.

Commenting on Jeremy Hunt’s speech today at the Oxford Media Convention where he signalled his intent to dismantle regional news consortia and scale back Ofcom, Don Foster said:

“The Tories’ blind faith in the markets misses the point on media. It isn’t good enough to simply deregulate and hope the market will make everything better.

“If independent local and regional news providers are to survive they will require active support from Government.”