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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 06:23 AM
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Blair Says He Won't Recall Parliament
SEOUL, South Korea -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Sunday he would take full responsibility if an inquiry ruled that his government had indirectly contributed to the suicide of a former U.N. weapons inspector caught up in a dispute over the Iraq war.

But the premier insisted he had no intention of resigning, despite the death of David Kelly and the ongoing row over the government's use of intelligence in the buildup to war. He also rejected calls to cut short his tour of Asia.

"Because of the seriousness of what's happened, because somebody has died as a result of the events of the last few weeks, it's right that we have an inquiry," Blair told Sky Television's Sunday with Adam Boulton program, recorded before he left Japan for talks with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun.

"I have been through quite a few times when people have said this is a terrible situation and all the rest of it ... but you go through tough times as a government and you go through difficult times as the prime minister," Blair added.

Asked if he still had the appetite to continue as prime minister he responded defiantly: "Absolutely."

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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 06:47 AM
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1. But the question is...
When are they going to recall Blair? How much longer are the Brits going to put up with Poodle Boy? And what is the likelihood that Tony's little investigation of Mr. Kelly's death will render a finding other than the already foregone conclusion of "suicide"?

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