Not as juicy as it sounded

24th February 1995 at 00:00
Certain comments were ascribed to me, allegedly made at a closed meeting of delegates to the Labour party Local Government Conference, held in Brighton on February 3-5 (TES, February 10).

Allow me to make two points. First, I made no derogatory references to Tony Blair, leader of the Labour party. The language imputed to me is alien to me, as anyone who knew me would know.

Unfortunately - and this is my second point - your correspondent failed to check the story with me, nor, as far as I am aware, was any effort made to even try to contact me or David Blunkett for our version of the session.

The moral is simple. No matter how juicy a story may appear, check it at source - do not believe everything you are told.

PETER KILFOYLE MP

House of Commons, Westminster

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