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Tony’s Rolls-Royce minds?

If there is a diplomatic inquest once some of the Iraqi sand has settled, there may be gentle questioning of the advice given by those “Rolls-Royce minds” at the foreign office. The British embassy in Paris told Tony Blair for months that the French would not ultimately veto a second resolution-which may account for the shock and anger in Downing Street when Jacques Chirac made it clear that he intended to do just that. This is not the only important recent misreading of the French. The British also failed to foresee the crucial Franco-German deal to delay…

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