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RELIEVED: Blair speaks to the media the day after Labour's win

A week before the british general election, the news inside Labour Party headquarters on Victoria Street in London was disturbing. A perfectly timed leak of the Attorney General's March 2003 legal advice to Tony Blair about the Iraq war was starting to hurt Blair in the polls. The memo proved he had not defied the legal advice or lied about it, but it did suggest he had not fully leveled with Parliament or the public about the perils of invading Iraq. Labour voters were suddenly draining away to the antiwar Liberal Democrats — twice as many as were switching the other...

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