UK govt to support opposition motion against News Corp bid

LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain’s coalition government  will vote in favour of a Labour opposition parliamentary motion  calling on News Corp to withdraw its bid for pay TV  operator BSkyB, a spokesman for Prime Minister David  Cameron said today.
“The prime minister will support it and the government will  support it,” the spokesman told reporters.
The vote tomorrow is non-binding but cross-party support  for the motion would indicate the will of parliament is against  the bid, increasing pressure on News Corp to withdraw.
Shares in BSkyB fell on the news, to be down 3.2 percent   after earlier trading down about 1 percent.

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