Blair says personal attacks on his family were wrong

Tony Blair says the personal attacks on his wife and children by, in particular the Mail Group, were "unnecessary and wrong".

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Credit: Reuters

He told the inquiry that if powerful people in some sections of the media decide they are to go after a person and it is "full-on, full-frontal, day in, day out and that is not journalism in my view. That's an abuse of power."

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