Gordon Brown: The Sun must explain decision to publish story about my son's medical condition

Gordon Brown: The Sun must explain decision to publish story about my son's medical condition
Gordon Brown: The Sun must explain decision to publish story about my son's medical condition

Gordon Brown, former prime minister, speaking to the BBC, calls for the Sun to explain themselves over their decision to run a story about his son Fraser's medical condition:

"They told me they had this story about Fraser's medical condition and that they were going to run this story.

"Your son is now going to be broadcast across the media, Sarah and I are incredibly upset about it. We're thinking about his long-term future, we're thinking about our family. But there's nothing that you can do about it. You're in public life.

"I've not questioned how it appeared, I've not made any allegations about how it appeared, I've not made any claims about how it appeared, but the fact is it did appear and it did appear in The Sun newspaper.


"I have never talked publicly about Fraser's condition."

"Obviously we wanted to keep that private. As a parent, you want to do your best by your children."

"They will have to explain themselves. I can't think of any way that the medical condition of a child can be put into the public domain legitimately unless the doctor makes a public statement or the family make a statement."

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