Letter: Care to elaborate, Mr Blair?

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Sir: Tony Blair, in launching his policy statement ('Change and National Renewal') in his bid for the leadership, argued it was wrong to make policy on the hoof. While I totally agree with him, surely the more obvious point is that policies should be based on democratic decisions made at the Labour Party conference.

With this in mind, would Tony care to say where he stands on last years' conference resolution calling for a reduction of Britain's defence expenditure to the average level of other West European countries and the immediate scrapping of Trident.

Inveterate peacemongers eagerly await his reply.

Yours sincerely,


MP for Blaenau Gwent (Lab)

House of Commons

London, SW1

23 June

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