Phone hacking and the BSkyB takeover

Guy Clapperton
Picture of Rebekah Brooks and Rupert Murdoch
Picture of Rebekah Brooks and Rupert Murdoch

The News of the World now faces allegations of hacking not only Milly Dowler's phone, but also those of relatives of the Soham murder victims and there are now ties to the 7/7 bomb victims' families and issues around payments to the police. One question: why is News International's takeover of BSkyB still on the table?