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Blair Says He Is Not Ready to Step Down

Prime Minister Tony Blair, moving to quell a rising revolt within his Labor Party, said Monday that he would not publicly set a timetable for stepping down because doing so would “paralyze” the government and “therefore damage the country.” “It would not end this distraction but take it to a new level,” said Blair, the Bush administration’s closest ally in Europe. He was addressing reporters for the first time since a weak showing by Labor in local elections on Thursday and a controversial cabinet reshuffle on Friday. Full Story

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