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Do today's events in parliament signal the end of Murdoch's political influence? Image: worldeconomicforum

“The world has changed,” Ed Miliband told David Cameron today. And he was right. Never before in Westminster has Rupert Murdoch’s name been tarnished so freely by politicians. Since Margaret Thatcher, every prime minister apart from John Major has courted the media mogul, sometimes even bending policy towards Murdoch’s commercial and ideological agenda. Tony Blair and Gordon Brown both went out of their way to win the support of the Sun, believing that the…

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