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Over to you, Gordon

Over to you, Gordon
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The great choreographer and negotiator got what he wanted: four red lines on a shirt. Tony Blair is claiming complete victory in his final summit, and the negotiators are particularly relieved that the complexities of voting rights have been kicked into touch till 2014 (what will Blair be doing then? And Gordon?). But, with the battle of Brussels over, the battle in Westminster has only just begun. The new Prime Minister must now try to dodge and weave his way out of offering a referendum. As one close Blair ally said to me with a vengeful smile: "It ain't easy at the top".