Former PM Brown gives evidence at Leveson inquiry11/06/2012 - 10:48:27
Former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown today criticised newspaper coverage of UK involvement in Afghanistan.
Mr Brown told an inquiry into press standards how “one newspaper in particular” had not taken on “difficult issues” but adopted the line that he “did not care” about British troops.
He was speaking while giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry in London.
“What I think one newspaper in particular decided to do is it didn’t want to take on the difficult issues,” he said.
“It reduced coverage to ’we were doing something wrong’.”
He added: “The whole focus of their coverage was not what we had done ... but that I personally did not care about our troops.”
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