May 30, 2001

UK prime minister savaged for brown-nosing Microsoft

Author: JT Smith

Rorsharch writes, "The Register today reported on coverage in the national media surrounding Tony Blair's visit to the UK Microsoft campus.
Here's the story. 'Tony Blair spent about an hour at the software giant's Reading HQ, where his party chose to launch its business manifesto.

Tony and Cherie were given a ten-minute demonstration of Windows XP surrounded by gawping Microsoft staff ...
Meanwhile, the opposition parties raged against what was seen as Labour endorsing a commercial product.'"

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