319,736 of 500,000 signatures

To Karen Bradley, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Petition text

Refer Rupert Murdoch's Sky takeover bid to Ofcom.

Why is this important?

Media baron Rupert Murdoch is trying to take control of Sky TV. He already has too much influence over our news. This new power-grab would give him even more. The more power Murdoch has, the more he makes politicians listen to him instead of voters.

We can stop this. The first step is to persuade the minister in charge of newspapers and TV, Karen Bradley MP, to launch an independent investigation - with the power to stop Murdoch's takeover going through. Karen Bradley will be scared of upsetting Murdoch. He already owns newspapers like The Sun, and he can use these to bully her. By building a huge, urgent petition, we'll prove that the British public wants Karen Bradley to stand up to Rupert Murdoch.

Can you join tens of thousands of 38 Degrees members by signing this petition to Karen Bradley asking her to refer Murdoch's Sky deal to Ofcom?