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Does the name Ernst Strasser (see picture) ring a bell? If not, let us refresh your memory. Ernst Strasser, from Austria, was one of the MEPs involved in the cash-for-amendments scandal unveiled by the Sunday Times last year. More precisely, he was the one who had been secretly filmed by undercover journalists boasting, “Of course I’m a lobbyist, yes.”

Well, in a recent interview with Austrian TV, Strasser has sparked surprise (and some laughter, we’re pretty sure) when he claimed that the video evidence being used to ‘frame’ him had been “deliberately tampered with by Murdoch’s people”, as the mouth movements do not exactly match up with the text in the film.


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