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Iraq

The situation gets worse. They’ve called for the evacuation of all the weapons inspectors, and everyone seems to think that the war will start at 2am (or thereabouts) on Wednesday morning.
Needless to say, there hasn’t been a second UN resolution, and there’s an emergency cabinet meeting later on today. Will Clare Short and Robin Cook resign at it?
Blair is back from his whistle stop trip to The Azores to meet with Bush and our friends from the Iberian peninsular.
Meanwhile, on the basis that the French, Russians and others would vetoe a second resolution, we’re not going to get one.
So where does that leave Blair and his promises of not going in without one?
As I type, I hear that Robin Cook may have walked out of the emergency Cabinet meeting – sparking immediate speculation that he’s resigned.