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Bush And Blair Hold Joint News Conference On Iraq

This is the joint news conference on Iraq held by President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair. [Read more…]

Iraq: John Howard Speaks To Media After Meeting With Tony Blair

Prime Minister John Howard met with UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, following Blair’s statement on Iraq to the House of Commons.

Howard spoke to the media outside 10 Downing Street. [Read more…]

Iraq: Blair, Duncan-Smith And Kennedy Speak In Commons

As talk of war aimed at achieving “regime change” in Iraq continues, and as pressure intensifies on the United Nations Security Council to issue an ultimatum to Saddam Hussein, the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has addressed the House of Commons on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.

The Conservative Party leader, Iain Duncan-Smith and the Liberal-Democrats leader, Charles Kennedy, responded to Blair’s statement.

Blair released an intelligence dossier on Iraq. It is shown below. [Read more…]


Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, has died, aged 101.

The Queen Mother, born The Honourable Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, died in her sleep at the Royal Lodge, Great Windsor Park yesterday. Her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, was at her side.

Queen Mother [Read more…]

Tony Blair: Let Us Re-Order This World Around Us

In one of the great speeches of modern times, the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has outlined a persuasive case in support of military action against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

BlairIn the powerful, and at times emotional, speech, delivered to the annual conference of the British Labour Party in Brighton, England, Blair said that international terrorism would be fought “at every level, national and international, in the UN, in G8, in the EU, in NATO, in every regional grouping in the world”.

As President Bush said in his address to the US Congress, Blair said “those that finance terror, those who launder their money, those that cover their tracks are every bit as guilty as the fanatic who commits the final act.” [Read more…]

UK Labour Party Election Manifesto – 2001

This is the UK Labour Party’s Election Manifesto for the 2001 General Election.

Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Labour Party secured its second consecutive landslide victory at the General Election on June 7, 2001. Labour won 413 seats, 5 less than in 1997. The Conservatives, led by William Hague, won 166 seats, up 1. The Liberal Democrats, led by Charles Kennedy, won 52 seats, up 6. [Read more…]

Downing Street Baby First In 150 Years Born To Serving Prime Minister

Cherie Blair, wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, has given birth to a baby boy.

According to the early edition of The Times: “The baby is the first in more than 150 years to be born to a serving Prime Minister. The last time it happened was in 1849. On that occasion, on July 11, a third child was born to Lady Frances Elliot and her husband Lord John Russell who had been Prime Minister for just over two years.

“The birth of Francis Albert Rollo Russell went almost entirely unrecorded in the newspapers of the day, as did that of his elder brother the previous year.

“The Blair baby has another Downing Street precedent besides the Russells. Viscount Goderich occupied the highest office for barely six months in 1827-28, but managed to sire a son during his brief tenure, and indeed to have it born on the premises. George Frederick Samuel Robinson, the child in question, entered the world at No 10 on 24 October, 1827.

“The new baby is expected to be baptised in about two months, towards the end of July, at about the time that Parliament rises for the summer recess.

“Although Tony Blair is a member of the Church of England, and has no plans to convert, Cherie Blair is a devout Roman Catholic and their other three children are being brought up as Catholics. Like them, the new baby is also expected to be baptised and raised a Catholic. The Blairs take their religion seriously and they will be looking for godparents who will be prepared to fulfil the baptismal promises they make during the service.”

The paper suggests that Peter Mandelson, Labor Party enforcer and Blair confidant, may become godfather.