Harriet Harman calls for cross-party talks on media ownership
Harriet Harman has called for cross-party talks to manage the breakup of Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
Speaking on the eve of a keynote speach from Elizabeth Murdoch at the Edinburgh International Television festival, she said "the age of deference to the Murdochs is over" and insited she wanted to make an "open offer" to the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats on legislating for limits on media ownership following the Leveson report's recommendations.
She added that News Corp's 37% ownership of the UK's media was "too much".
Earlier, it was reported that a substantive list of 600 alleged victims of phone hacking by employees of News International are to be revealed “within weeks.
The move will be the biggest single announcement of the alleged victims of voice mail interception by journalists and will put significant pressure on Mr Murdoch's business in Britain.