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Former UK prime minister Tony Blair appears at media ethics inquiry

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair testified Monday he never challenged the influential British press because doing so would have plunged his administration in a drawn-out and politically damaging fight.Blair led Britain from 1997 to 2007, and his Labour Party government has been criticized by many -- including some of Blair's former colleagues -- as having been too close to the country's powerful press.Blair, speaking under oath at an inquiry into media ethics, said the issue wasn't that he and Britain's media elite were too cozy, but that he had to manage them carefully."You were in a position where you were dealing with very powerful people who had a big impact on the political system," Blair explained. "If they were against you, they were absolutely all-out against you."Blair's testimony was briefly interrupted when a heckler burst in through a secure corridor behind inquiry leader Lord Justice Brian Leveson, shouting: "This man should be arrested for war crimes," before being remove...

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