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Tuesday, July 26, 2005


UK's Blair rides high but challenges lie ahead

By Katherine Baldwin Tue Jul 26,11:40 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - Despite putting him back in the dock over the
Iraq' war, the London bombings have bolstered British Prime Minister
Tony Blair's political standing. But the boost to his image may yet prove short-lived.

An opinion poll on Tuesday showed Blair's rating as leader had soared to its second-highest level -- even as most voters think his decision to back the U.S.-led invasion has made Britain more of a target for terrorists.
Blair, who won a third term in May, proved his statesmanlike credentials with a firm but measured response to the July 7 bombings that killed 52 people and the failed attacks of July 21, analysts said.

That came on top of deft handling of Britain's presidency of the Group of Eight nations, a
European Union' crisis and London's victory over Paris to host the 2012 Olympics.

and blah blah blah there's a bunch more, but you can probly make it up for yourself . . .


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