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This infographic is from reddit  and I have no idea if it is true or not! But there is no doubt that very few companies own an awful lot of stuff.

 

Boycotting plastic means buying unwrapped which often means buying local – from the butcher, the green grocer and the baker.

Which takes back some control and keeps money in the community.

Just another reason we do it

Who owns your daily news……
With thanks to Left foot forward
Newspaper(s)
Combined print and online readership
(In brackets print alone)
Effective owner/s
Information about effective owner/s
Political orientation of newspaper/s
% of combined print and online (Print alone)
The Sun/The Sun on Sunday
13,674,000
(12,765,000)
Rupert Murdoch
Billionaire. Lives in US.
Alleged tax avoider.
Supported Tories in 2010
18.6%
(20.7%)
The Mail/ Mail on Sunday
12,188,000
(9,534,000)
Lord Rothermere
Billionaire. Lives in France.
Non-domiciled for UK tax
Supported Tories in 2010
16.5%
(15.5%)
Metro
7,986,000
(7,597,000)
Lord Rothermere
Billionaire. Lives in France.
Non-domiciled for UK tax
Supported Tories in 2010
10.8%
(12.3%)
Mirror/Sunday Mirror/ People
7,874,000
(7,063,000)
Trinity Mirror plc
Public Limited Company
Supported Labour in 2010
10.7%
(11.4%)
The Guardian/The Observer
5,342,000
(2,898,000)
Scott Trust Ltd
A company with purpose “to secure Guardian’s independence”
Supported Lib Dems in 2010
7.3%
(4.7%)
Telegraph/ Sunday Telegraph
4,998,000
(3,128,000)
David and Frederick Barclay
Billionaires. Live on private island near Sark.
Alleged tax avoiders.
Supported Tories in 2010
6.8%
(5.1%)
The Times/ Sunday Times
4,608,000
(4,418,000)
Rupert Murdoch
Billionaire. Lives in US.
Alleged tax avoider.
Supported Tories in 2010
6.3%
(7.2%)
The Independent/ i/Independent on Sunday
4,002,000
(2,770,000)
Alexander (father)and Evgeny (son) Lebedev
Alexander is a billionaire, ex-KGB and lives in Russia. Evgeny lives in the UK
Supported anti-Tory tactical voting in 2010
5.4%
(4.5%)
London Evening Standard
3,850,000
(3,443,000)
Alexander and Evgeny Lebedev
Alexander is billionaire, ex-KGB and lives in Russia. Evgeny lives in UK
Supported Tories in 2010
5.2%
(5.6%)
Daily Express/Sunday Express
3,118,000
(2,756,000)
Richard Desmond
Billionaire pornographer.
Alleged tax avoider.
Supported Tories in 2010
4.2%
(4.5%)
Daily Star/Daily Star Sunday
2,972,000
(2,873,000)
Richard Desmond
Billionaire pornographer.
Alleged tax avoider.
Supported Tories in 2010
4.0%
(4.7%)
Daily Record/ Sunday Mail
1,719,000
(1,527,000)
Trinity Mirror plc
Public limited company
Supported Labour in 2010
2.3%
(2.5%)
Financial Times
1,339,000
(928,000)
Pearson plc
Public limited company
Supported Tories in 2010
1.8%
(1.5%)
TOTALS
73,670,000
(61,700,000)
Readership of UK press (for papers over 1 million) in March 2013 by effective owners
Effective owner(s)
% of combined print and online (print alone)
Lord Rothermere
27.3 (27.8)
Rupert Murdoch
24.9 (27.9)
Trinity Mirror plc
13.0 (13.9)
Alexander and Evgeny Lebedev
10.6 (10.1)
Richard Desmond
8.2 (9.2)
Scott Trust
7.3 (4.7)
David and Frederick Barclay
6.8 (5.1)
Pearson plc
1.8 (1.5)
Over a quarter (27.3 per cent) of the press is owned by Lord Rothermere and 24.9 per cent by Rupert Murdoch – between them these two men have over 50 per cent of the printed press.

Over three quarters (77.8 per cent) of the press is owned by a handful of billionaires. There are only 88 billionaires among the 63 million people in the UK and most of the barons do not even live in the UK.

0 thoughts on “Who owns what

  1. Yes, a change in day to day habits can make such a difference – and it feels really good! Thanks for dropping by pamx

  2. I saw that infographic the other day and thought actually I buy hardly any products from any of those companies – one of the great things about giving up sugar, shopping locally and trying to avoid as many processed foods/ products as possible means just as you said, my money goes mainly into my local community!

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