I’ve just signed this open letter to Vince Cable, our dear old secretary of state for business innovation and skills. The letter beseeches him to prevent Rupert Murdoch from gaining 100% control of BskyB. Uncle Vince, after all, has the ability to halt the takeover on the grounds of preserving media plurality in this country. If the deal goes through, one company – controlled by one family – will be the biggest and most wealthy commercial television broadcaster. It already controls roughly half of the UK’s national press. That makes me shudder. Cross-media legislation is meant to prevent this kind of deal, if you agree with me, please sign and send the letter too. #murdoch