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Saturday, May 12, 2007


BLAIR STEPS OUT: Blair Choreographs End to a Stewardship Dogged by Iraq - New York Times 

Blair Choreographs End to a Stewardship Dogged by Iraq - New York Times

Blair walks out, via the Third Way, of 10 Downing Street



Traveling by executive jet and motorcade to his northern constituency, Mr. Blair announced after months of speculation that he would give up the post of prime minister on June 27. The date will bookmark a decade in which he sacrificed his popularity to the war in Iraq and struggled at home to improve schools, policing and hospitals.

Yet he and his allies seemed to suggest Thursday that for all the missteps, he changed something in his nation’s debate and its mood, and, with it, Britain’s place in the world. “This is a country today that for all its faults, for all the myriad of unresolved problems and fresh challenges, is comfortable in the 21st century — at home in its own skin, able not just to be proud of its past but confident of its future,” he said.


Tony Blair's domestic and foreign legacy will be decided by history books not newspapers.

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