Blair uses tough interviews to reaffirm Iraq commitment
At a guest appearance on Teletubbies this morning, Tinky Winky pressed the Prime Minister over recent reports that suggested more people had been killed by the invasion of Iraq than in 25 years under Saddam Hussein. The Prime Minister referred him to an earlier answer about the job still needing to be done. In the middle of broadcasting, it emerged that David Dimbleby and Jeremy Paxman had arrived at the studio seeking an opportunity to interview the Prime Minister. Both were detained under anti-terror legislation.
Meanwhile Deputy Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett announced that she believed British forces could withdraw from Iraq within a year. "We predict that in twelve months there won't be anybody left, at which point we are confident the country's own police force will be able to take control of security."