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2005-07-18 19:23:17

LONDON (Reuters) - Two-thirds of Britons think the July 7 bombings in London were linked to Prime Minister Tony Blair's support for the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, according to a poll published on Tuesday. The ICM survey for the Guardian newspaper found 33 percent of Britons believe Blair bears "a lot" of responsibility for the London bombings and a further 31 percent "a little." Only 28 percent of those polled said Iraq and the London bombings were not connected. Blair has rejected any...

2005-07-13 08:45:31

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - British politicians of all shades have united since London's bomb attacks but some are beginning to break ranks, wondering whether Tony Blair's backing for war in Iraq may have been a factor. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks on London's transport network, which killed at least 52, only mavericks like firebrand George Galloway dared criticize the prime minister. Galloway, thrown out of Blair's Labour party only to win a parliamentary seat as an...

2005-07-11 11:29:38

By Andrew Gray LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tony Blair condemned last week's bomb attacks in London as a "murderous carnage of the innocent" on Monday and vowed Britain would hunt down the suspected Islamist militants responsible. Blair said the search for the attackers who killed at least 52 people on three underground trains and a double-decker bus was one of the most intense and vigorous the country had known. Authorities made the first two formal identifications of victims -- a...

2005-07-10 04:54:30

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Tony Blair has emerged stronger after a week in which he has experienced the sweetest highs and darkest lows, politicians and insiders say. The prime minister punched the air after helping London win the 2012 Olympics but a day later the capital's transport network was struck by four bombs, killing more than 50. Somber but unbowed, he secured from fellow Group of Eight leaders a doubling of aid to Africa and promises of freer trade in the...