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Former Prime Minister George Brown Blocked Steve Jobs' Knighthood

Former Prime Minister George Brown Blocked Steve Jobs' Knighthood

Posted March 1, 2011 at 10:57am by iClarified
A new Telegraph report claims that former Prime Minister George Brown refused to knight Steve Jobs in 2009 because he turned down an invitation to speak at the Labour Party conference.

Mr Jobs was snubbed despite the 2005 award of an honorary knighthood to Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and a long-term rival. His friend Bono, the U2 front man, who collaborated with Apple on a special charity edition iPod, is also an honorary KBE.

The former MP was told by Downing Street that the decision was related to a failed attempt to attract Mr Jobs to Labour’s annual conference. Given his status as a superstar of business and technology, such an appearance would have been viewed as a coup for Mr Brown.

A spokeswoman for the former Prime Minister denied the allegations, "Mr Brown did not block a knighthood for Steve Jobs".

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Former Prime Minister George Brown Blocked Steve Jobs' Knighthood
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wangofrog - March 3, 2011 at 12:07pm
Who is Steve Jobs,the minister for the department of the department for the department of job creation and facilitation of jobs for the deparment of jobs in areas where there aint no jobs anyway, they always get knotted anyway INIT.
Carl - March 1, 2011 at 3:01pm
George brown?? Is he a friend off Bollock Obama?
HO - March 1, 2011 at 1:35pm
Sorry everybody, they ment Charlie, Charlie Brown who was coerced by the WWI flying ace!
Jeremy - March 1, 2011 at 11:39am
That's ok Steve... Your're still my knight in shining armor!!!
Thatcher - March 1, 2011 at 11:10am
Can't say i remember George Brown. I do however remember Gordon Brown ;-)
ozl - March 1, 2011 at 11:10am
Good xD Its not like he invented some cheap tech for poor kids in Africa! xD
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