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THOMPSON DG: BBC’S BOON IS CHANNEL 4’s HEADACHE
Commenting on the appointment of Mark Thompson as new BBC Director General, Don said:

“I welcome this appointment.

“Mark Thompson must now engage with the charter review process so that the BBC of the future is free to operate without excessive political interference and is not slave to commercial pressures and the ratings war.
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OFCOM RUNNING BEFORE IT CAN WALK
On the day that OFCOM has announced its plans for Advertising Regulation 3 months late, Don has released new figures showing that OFCOM is over-burdening itself and others with its numerous consultations.


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MORGAN'S RESIGNATION WAS INEVITABLE
Commenting on the news that Piers Morgan has stood down from his post at the Mirror, Don Foster MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow DCMS Secretary, said:


Statement on Iraq Escalation
“Many residents have written to me about the further deployment of British troops to Iraq.

“My Lib Dem colleagues and I are gravely concerned at this escalation, and Charles Kennedy has released the following statement.

“Please contact me to let me know of your thoughts.”


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MONSANTO PULL BACK IS TURNING POINT IN GM MARCH
Commenting on announcements by US agri-chemical company Monsanto, that it will not try to market the world's first genetically modified wheat, Don said:

"This decision could mark a turning point in the onward march of GM companies across the globe.




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ICC MUST ALLOW CRICKET TOUR TO BE CANCELLED
Following today's meeting between the ECB and the Government, and Liberal Democrat questions on the floor of the House of Commons regarding the future of the England cricket team's Zimbabwe tour, Bath’s MP, Don Foster who is Liberal Democrat Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, said:


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