Milestones 2/5/2001

RESIGNED. PETER MANDELSON, 47, British minister responsible for Northern Ireland, close confidant to Prime Minister Tony Blair and mastermind of Labour's landslide 1997 election victory, after allegations that he had improperly intervened to help secure a passport for controversial Indian businessman, Srichand Hinduja; in London. Mandelson's second resignation from the cabinet in two years -- in December 1998 he quit over a secret real estate loan from a wealthy fellow minister -- looks certain to end his political career, and is a blow to Blair coming shortly before the next general election, which is expected in...

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