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Monday, 19 January 2004

Conrad Black out ..... Barclay brothers in

The Telegraph group is passing out of the control of Canadian maverick Conrad Black and into the hands of the reclusive Barclay twins. Good news to get shot of Black (and possibly, with luck, his 'journalist' [aka 'propagandist'] wife), around whom financial and legal controversy circles and most probably good to be in the hands of new owners who are reputed to be long-term investors who tend not to interfere in the editorial policy of other titles they own.

UPDATE: It seems the transfer of the Telegraph's ownership will not be as straightforward as had first appeared to be the case, for reasons that seem understandable.

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