October 11, 2006

DANCING TO TONY'S TUNE:

Blair would have 'taken out' Brown if he hadn't publicly backed Iraq war - Blunkett (BENEDICT BROGAN, 10th October 2006, Daily Mail)

Tony Blair was ready to 'take out' Gordon Brown if he failed to back him publicly over the invasion of Iraq, according to David Blunkett. The former Home Secretary claims that Mr Brown narrowly avoided the sack in 2003 after deciding to support the war in public at the 11th hour.

The bitter tensions between the Prime Minister and the Chancellor over the decision to depose Saddam Hussein are revealed in his memoirs, serialised all this week in the Daily Mail.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 11, 2006 8:05 AM
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