Blow By Blow

May 1994 After the death of Labour leader John Smith, Blair and Brown meet at Granita, a London restaurant. The two potential successors allegedly agree that Brown will stand aside in exchange for Blair's promise to step down halfway through a second term. The next day, Brown bows out of the leadership race.

May 1997 Labour wins a landslide victory in the general election. Blair becomes PM.

Fall 2003 After a second election victory in June 2001, Blair's popularity plummets...

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