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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:45 PM
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Blair admits Cabinet is split over Middle East
TONY Blair admitted yesterday that his stance on the escalating crisis in Lebanon had divided the Cabinet.

But he gave an upbeat assessment of the possibility of a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah, saying a United Nations' resolution would come "within days" - a claim later challenged by France.

The Prime Minister will head off on holiday today, brushing off suggestions he should follow Margaret Beckett, the Foreign Secretary, and delay his break.

Mr Blair - who is expected to stay in Barbados for three weeks - insisted he would be able to keep in contact with other world leaders by phone as they finalise the UN resolution intended to stop hostilities. In fact, many of the leaders he had spoken to had already gone on holiday, he said.

http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1128812006
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:49 PM
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1. Next he'll claim that Great Britain is an island nation...
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 09:50 PM by marmar
or that the Channel Tunnel leads to France.

Thanks for stating the obvious Tony. Anyone who pays the slightest bit of attention to British politics knows that.
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