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2006-09-05 14:17:20

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will step down in a year, a close ally said on Tuesday after newspapers reported that once loyal legislators had called on the increasingly unpopular British Prime Minister to quit. The comments by Environment Secretary David Miliband were widely seen as having been authorized by the prime minister and may give the clearest signal yet of Blair's intentions. They coincided with reports of a leaked memo detailing plans for a "farewell...

2006-09-05 12:35:04

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair will stay in power for another year, a close ally said on Tuesday, while a leaked memo detailed plans for a "farewell tour" that would see Blair take his leave like a "star." The comments by Environment Secretary David Miliband were widely seen as having been authorised by the prime minister in an attempt to quell a growing rebellion by members of his Labour Party who are demanding he give a timetable for leaving...

2006-09-05 13:06:53

By Patricia Reaney NORWICH (Reuters) - Whether it's a power walk, raised eyebrows or who walks through a door first, politicians like George W. Bush and Tony Blair use a silent language to appear dominant and likeable. Through gestures, mannerisms and facial expressions they can convey an impression of power, authority and fitness, psychologist and author Dr Peter Collett said on Tuesday. But politicians can also unwittingly reveal if they are feeling vulnerable, uncomfortable and...

2006-09-05 09:20:00

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair's exit from office should be planned to the last detail and show him as a "star" on a "farewell tour," according to a memo leaked to a newspaper on Tuesday. The memo, reportedly drawn up by a team of Blair's top aides and published in the Daily Mirror, shows how a government lampooned for its obsession with spin since Blair came to office in 1997 is determined to manage his image to the end. It proposes a whirlwind of...

2006-09-05 04:15:29

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair's exit from office should be planned to the last detail and show him as a "star" on a "farewell tour," according to a memo leaked to a newspaper on Tuesday. The memo, drawn up by a team of Blair's top aides and published in the Daily Mirror, shows how a government lampooned for its obsession with spin since Blair came to office in 1997 is still determined to manage his image to the end. It proposes a whirlwind of...

2006-09-02 06:29:04

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - The Queen was unable to comprehend the public's grief at Princess Diana's death in 1997, but was finally convinced to cast aside stiff royal protocol by Prime Minister Tony Blair, a new film suggests. Stephen Frears' "The Queen" was screened at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, giving journalists the first chance to see the eagerly-awaited dramatization of the turbulent days following the high-speed car crash in Paris that killed Diana....

2006-09-02 06:26:29

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth was unable to comprehend the British public's grief at Princess Diana's death in 1997, but was finally convinced to cast aside stiff royal protocol by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, a new film suggests. Stephen Frears' "The Queen" was screened at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, giving journalists the first chance to see the eagerly-awaited dramatization of the turbulent days following the high-speed car crash in Paris...

2006-09-02 06:01:27

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - The Queen was unable to comprehend the public's grief at Princess Diana's death in 1997 but was finally convinced to cast aside royal protocol by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, a new film shows. Stephen Frears' "The Queen" was screened at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, giving journalists the first chance to see the eagerly-awaited reconstruction of the dramatic days following the high-speed car crash in Paris that killed Diana....

2006-09-01 04:40:38

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair called for an end to speculation about when he will leave office, sparking renewed calls on Friday for a departure timetable from critics within his party. Blair has faced constant pressure about when he will step down after he pledged before winning a third successive general election last year that he would not seek a fourth term. With his popularity plunging, calls have grown within the Labour Party for Blair to...

2006-08-31 18:28:20

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair urged an end to speculation about when he will leave office and asked to be allowed to get on with his job in an interview published on Friday. The Times newspaper said Blair had defied critics in his Labour Party by refusing to name a date for stepping down. Dashing expectations, he insisted he had no intention of saying more about his future either before or during the Labour Party annual conference that opens on...


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