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Thursday, 7 September, 2006

  • Newsnight
  • 7 Sep 06, 06:14 PM

blair_school203100.jpgTony Blair's statement: is the damage already done? We spent the day following both Blair and Brown. CIA secret jails: Former Secretary for Homeland Security Tom Ridge speaks to us about rendition, detention and human rights. Gaddafi the musical: Stephen Smith goes to meet the people behind the English National Opera's latest outing.

Blair's statement - is it enough?

  • Newsnight
  • 7 Sep 06, 03:28 PM

Tony Blair has confirmed he will stand down within the next 12 months, but does his statement go far enough? What do you think? Here it is in full:

"The first thing I would like to do is apologise actually on behalf of the Labour Party for the last week, which with everything going on back here and in the World has not been our finest hour to be frank but, I think what is important now is that we understand that the interests of the country that come first and we move on...

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Write the statement that would get Blair off the hook

  • Newsnight
  • 7 Sep 06, 12:26 PM

blair203.jpgTony Blair is to make a statement on his future this afternoon following a period of resignations, intense speculation, political manoeuvring and poison.

But what can he say to get himself off the hook? What announcement can possibly end the Labour Party infighting?

In no more than 50 words, we invite you to pen a statement to becalm the party and reassert the authority of the government. It's a tough task. But we have faith in you...

The Great Immigration Scandal

  • Newsnight
  • 7 Sep 06, 12:00 PM

moxon203_logo.jpgWhen Home Office immigration caseworker Steve Moxon was sacked for blowing the whistle on what he said was widespread abuse of the government's managed migration policy, he was denounced by many as being a xenophobic agitator. Now his ideas about immigration are beginning to be accepted by many. Read an excerpt of his book here, then leave your comments and reviews below.

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