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A senior ex-MP claims Gordon Brown used his position as prime minister to block the offer of a knighthood for Apple supremo Steve Jobs.

The startling claim, made in the Telegraph, was that Brown was still bitter because Stevey previously turned down an invitation to speak to the Labour Party conference.

The anonymous senior Labour figure said he had proposed Jobs for services to technology.

The ex-MP, who left the House at the last election, told the paper: “Apple has been the only major global company to create stunning consumer products because it has always taken design as the key component of everything it has produced. No other CEO has consistently shown such a commitment.”

A spokesman for Brown said he did not block a knighthood for Steve Jobs.

If the appointment had gone ahead Jobs would have been a KBE (Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire).

Jobs's arch rival Microsoft's Bill Gates got his gong in 2005.

Gates got the honour for his contributions to reducing poverty and improving health in parts of the Commonwealth, and elsewhere, as well as "contribution to enterprise, employment, education and the voluntary sector in the United Kingdom". ®

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