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Lord Mandelson: PM thinks hard before taking on press

Former Cabinet Minister Lord Mandelson has been giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on media ethics.

When asked about former Prime Minister Tony Blair's dealings with the press, he said Mr Blair believed the press made people feel cynical and negative about politics and politicians and thought this was undermining Britain's democracy.

He added any prime minister would think long and hard before taking on the press in this country.

  • 21 May 2012
  • From the section UK