News Corp: 'Complete rubbish' that Murdoch lobbied Blair

Rupert Murdoch's company News Corporation has released a statement denying the allegation that Mr Murdoch lobbied Former Prime Minister Tony Blair over the Iraq War.

It is complete rubbish to suggest that Rupert Murdoch lobbied Mr Blair over the Iraq war on behalf of the US Republicans. Furthermore, there isn't even any evidence in Alastair Campbell's diaries to support such a ridiculous claim.

– News Corporation statement

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