A British M.P. has said that former Prime Minister of U.K. Gordon Brown blocked Steve Jobs from getting knighthood.
According to The Daily Telegraph, a leading newspaper of U.K. Gordon Brown rejected a recommendation by an M.P. to give Jobs the honorary title. This unnamed M.P. told the newspaper that he proposed Jobs name for the remarkable impact of Apple with products like iPhone and iPod.
Jobs once refused to speak at the Labor Party’s annual conference and this snub is said to be the response for that. Brown’s spokeswoman dismissed this claim and said, “Mr Brown did not block a knighthood for Steve Jobs”.
This same award was given to Microsoft’s chief Bill Gates four years earlier.