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Stephen Glover: The 'Sun King' is 77 and he can't go on for ever. But can his children keep the empire?

What will happen to Rupert Murdoch's vast media empire when he dies, or goes senile? According to a new biography of the tycoon by Michael Wolff published this week, there could be a deadlock among his children, who will control the trust that owns 38 per cent of News Corp.

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Andrew Keen: In defense of sleazy lobbyists

I really like what Tina Brown is doing at The Daily Beast. There's no hint of the crowd at the Beast - it's all Tina's sensibility, her wit and judgment. So I'm thrilled to now be contributing to the new website. My first piece, published today, is a defense of (sleazy) lobbyists - surely the loneliest and most misunderstood people in America today.

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Brian Viner: Argh! It's Christmas card time again

If a card is all that’s keeping you in touch, at least use it to say something

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Mary Dejevsky: We've lost sight of our rights

MPs elsewhere commonly enjoy immunity from arrest.

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Andreas Whittam Smith: This recession will run and run

The Banks remain terrified, albeit that they set the thing off in the first place

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