Boss hints Pfizer would pursue bid without govt support

Pfizer's boss Ian Read is appearing at a business select committee on the US company's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca. ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills has tweeted:


Pfizer boss suggests would pursue takeover with or without govt approval. "We want to come where we are welcome but operate within the law"

Read: Pfizer has 'gone hostile' with appeal to AstraZeneca shareholders


Ed Miliband: 'Serious concerns' over proposed Pfizer deal

Following a brief 30 minute with Pfizer chief executive Ian Read after today's hearing Mr Miliband said: "There are serious concerns about this proposed takeover. There are too many unanswered questions about British science and British industry".