Media: Chatter

- "I know of no other area of public life where the same body is both regulator and cheerleader." - The Culture Secretary, Ben Bradshaw, attacks the role of the BBC Trust, questioning its long-term future

- "There's no point in us subsidising a paper that nobody wants to read in the UK. It's not relevant anymore and this paper's going to be closed at Christmas." - Denis O'Brien, the second-largest shareholder in Independent News & Media, rants again about The Independent

- "These guys want a free ride. Intervention like this is not a good incentive to encourage people to invest in the UK." - Sky's chief executive, Jeremy Darroch, hits out at Ofcom's plans to make it sell premium content more cheaply to rivals such as Virgin Media and BT

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