Did Blair lift lines from hit movie?

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Comment -

TONY Blair has been ac­cused of us­ing lines from the film The Queen in his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy.

Scriptwriter Peter Mor­gan said he be­lieved the for­mer Prime Min­is­ter’s mem­ory of real events had be­come ‘blurred’ by watch­ing the movie. Lines in Mr Blair’s 2011 au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, My Jour­ney, were un­can­nily sim­i­lar to those writ­ten for his char­ac­ter in the 2006 film, Mr Mor­gan told National Pub­lic Ra­dio in the US.

But he did not cite any spe­cific ex­am­ples.

Mr Blair’s spokesman said: ‘He has never watched The Queen.’

The film fo­cuses on Mr Blair’s au­di­ences with the Queen af­ter Princess Diana’s death in 1997.

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