Blair is back…

TONY Blair is giving his victory speech. His Sedgefield majority was up, and
he’ll be up celebrating tonight. After his breakfast with former BBC NI political correspondent and election blogger Mark Simpson this morning, I’m sure he’ll be able to keep going. It’s been a long day.

The BBC reported:

Speaking as he was returned on an increased majority in Sedgefield, Mr Blair said it was clear that “the British people wanted to return a Labour government but with a reduced majority”.

He said Labour had to “focus on the things that matter” such as the NHS, jobs and law and order.

He added: “I know too that Iraq has been a divisive issue in this country but I hope now that we can unite again and look to the future – there and here.”