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Blair backs down on the detention of terror suspects


Former Conservative Party leader Major, who lost the 1997 general election to Blair's Labour Party, made his comments after work and pensions secretary David Blunkett resigned last week amid a row over his private business dealings. It was the second time in less than a year that the 58-year-old had quit Blair's cabinet, after being forced to resign last December as Home Secretary after he facilitated a visa for the nanny of his mistress.

Blunkett's latest departure came amid a furore over his links to a technology firm in a position to bid for government contracts overseen by his department.

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