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Transcript 9834

STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER RE: THE GUARDIAN

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Keating, Paul

Period of Service: 20/12/1991 to 11/03/1996

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Release Date: 09/11/1995

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 9834

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER
CANBERRA
ber STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER
I nisterRE: THIE GUARDIAN
An article in The Guardian newspaper in London has falsely attributed to Mr Keating a
flippant and offensive remark concerning Her Majesty The Queen.
The quote ascribed to Mr Keating has been cynically invented by the newspaper to,
enhance the story. Mr Keating denies emphatically making the remark attributed to
fly him. He has given no interview to The Guardian newspaper. He recently met and
kas shook hands with a journalist from The Guardian, but at this brief corridor encounter
in front of two witnesses no such remark was made.
ig a This is not the first time a member of the British press has let his imagination run ahead
om of his story. One expects this sort of behaviour from some British tabloids, but not
New from a newspaper with the reputation of The Guardian.
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