Blair’s future still divides New Labour

Tony Blair has ruled out making an announcement about his future at the upcoming Labour Party Conference in Manchester, and told MPs to stop obsessing about his retirement date.

2nd September, 2006

Tony Blair has ruled out making an announcement about his future at the upcoming Labour Party Conference in Manchester, and told MPs to stop obsessing about his retirement date.

‘‘I really think it is absurd for the people who say we must stop this continual speculation about the leadership to continue to speculate about it,” Blair said in an interview with The Times.

‘‘I’ve said I’m not going to go on and...

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