Monday 17 February 2003

We'll Oust Blair

Tony Blair faces a leadership challenge over his plans to attack Iraq.

The Daily Mirror has learned of a plot involving disillusioned MPs, peers and union bosses.

It would be the first such move against the Premier since he swept to power in 1997. One ringleader said: "These are firm proposals."

The Labour MP, who asked not to be named, added: "We have the numbers required to mount a challenge.

"It is now a firm view right across the Labour Party that Tony Blair is finished because of his refusal to listen to overwhelming opposition to war with Iraq."

Our source said: "I will not speculate on who will be asked to front this challenge.

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