Hoon urges Labour unity on Iraq

Hoon has been suffering the glare of bad publicity
Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has appealed for the Labour Party to end its divisions over the Iraq war and unite around a shared vision for the country's future.
In a highly charged debate at Labour's annual conference in Bournemouth, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw also robustly defended the war - which he described as the government's toughest foreign affairs decision.

But other delegates accused Prime Minister Tony Blair of "lying" about the case for war as the continuing splits on the conflict were laid bare.

The Iraq conflict was discussed as part of a wider debate which saw delegates approve Labour's foreign policy on a show of hands.

Jaysus, hasn't this bloke resigned yet?

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