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Blair: 'Nothing wrong' with close links to the press

A close interaction between politicians and the press is inevitable, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the Leveson Inquiry.

Mr Blair told the inquiry that at its best British journalism is the best in the world.

But Mr Blair said the use of newspapers as instruments of political power creates a relationship that is "unhealthy".

The inquiry is investigating the link between the press and politicians.

  • 28 May 2012
  • From the section UK