Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister in 2009, scuppered a knighthood for Apple CEO Steve Jobs according to a report in the Telegraph.
Despite being told emphatically by a spokesperson for the former PM that Brown "did not block a knighthood", the Telegraph cites an unnamed former MP and apparently a bit of an Apple fanboy.
"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," the ex-MP lamented.
Apple was reportedly aware of the plans, with the proposal reaching the "final stages" before being denied allegedly due to Brown failing to convince the would-be Sir Jobs from appearing at a Labour Party conference.
It is, of course, entirely possible that the MP which lost his job at the last election isn’t feeling all that charitable towards his old boss.