Peace process could suffer if Blair is forced to leave office

Government sources expressed unease this weekend about the effects on the re-establishment of the Northern institutions if British Prime Minister Tony Blair is forced to leave office.

6th May, 2006

Government sources expressed unease this weekend about the effects on the re-establishment of the Northern institutions if British Prime Minister Tony Blair is forced to leave office.

As Thursday’s disastrous local election results for the Labour Party appeared to bring the date of Blair’s departure from Downing Street closer, several senior sources questioned whether his expected successor, Gordon Brown, would display the same enthusiasm for engagement with the Northern parties and the Irish government....

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