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Murdoch press enjoys State largesse

Wanting something to read I flipped through the Sunday Times Business section this morning. This seems to be overwhelmingly sponsored by Her Majesty’s Government. Out of sixteen pages 1 and 3/8ths were State advertising:

Page 5 1/8 page South West of England Development Agency, DTI
Page 6 1/4 page Foundation Degrees, DfES
Page 7 1/4 page Carbon Trust, DEFRA
Page 9 1/4 page Skills for Business, DFeS
Page 16 1/2 page Business Link, DTI

The combined might of the automotive, oil, computing and airline businesses managed to buy only 1 and 5/8ths pages.