Tony still has friends in the north

Howker, Edward
March 2003
New Statesman;3/10/2003, Vol. 132 Issue 4628, p25
Discusses the forces that came to bear on the decisions made by Members of Parliament in opposing a British entry into a war against Iraq. Whether or not these MPs voted in opposition in order to appease their constituents; Reasons why voted the way they did; Comments from several MPs.


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