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Summary: The act exempted uneconomic businesses from being referred, and Murdoch argued that the two papers were indeed running at a loss. Similarly, the then Sunday Times editor, Harry Evans - who had put together a consortium to bid for the paper - also knew it was profitable and later wrote, without refutation, that Biffen had distorted the figures. Biffen, who died in 2007, always denied coming under pressure from the prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, to give Murdoch the green light. - link

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