UK media inquiry continues
Former British prime minister TONY BLAIR has given a detailed account of how he flew to Australia in the mid-1990s to secure political backing from RUPERT MURDOCH, but insists there was never a deal.
BLAIR says he definite objectives in mind when he visited Hayman Island in 1995 to address the company's executives.
After that, MURDOCH'S Sun newspaper in Britain switched its support from the Conservatives to BLAIR'S New Labour - a move widely seen as having helped BLAIR'S landslide victory in 1997.
The media inquiry was set up last year by Prime Minister DAVID CAMERON to examine relations between the media and politics in Britain following the phone hacking-scandal involving newspapers owned by MURDOCH.
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