According to The Times and The Guardian, there have been ‘strong hints’ that Vaz was offered the honour as part of a series of bribes from Brown to Labour MPs, in return for them voting for his controversial new terror detention laws.
Vaz, MP for Leicester East , has ‘strongly denied’ the rumour.
Mr. Brown’s proposals to extend the maximum time that police can hold terrorist suspects from 28 to 42 days were approved by MPs by a margin of 315 votes to 306 yesterday.
Vaz has been a long-term enemy of violent video games – most notably Rockstar. He has called for bans on both Manhunt games, as well s 2006’s Bully (Canes Canim Edit).
Mr. Vaz told Parliament in March that modern games feature ‘virtual rape’.