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Old 01-07-2006, 01:17 PM   #1
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Old 01-07-2006, 01:29 PM   #2
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Interesting. Alcoholism is a terrible disease, kudos to him for being honest about it.

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Old 01-07-2006, 02:32 PM   #3
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That was pretty much expected, as he was under pressure from party members to resign.

Good for him for admitting he has a drink problem, though he did deny he had a problem on several occasions in the past.
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i heard rumors of this recently

i hope he can overcome the drink problem
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he didnt actually quit because of the drink problem.

that was admitted to a couple of days ago, and from what I understand that if anything actually gained him support. He quit because half of the party said they don't want him as leader.
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yeah I don't know much about British politics, but I doubt any drinking problem would've kept him from office if he thought he had a chance in hell of keeping his job in the first place. also noticed he didn't mention he was checking himself into any sort of rehab, maybe that is implied?
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I don't think it was because of just the drinking problem (Ted Kennedy anyone?) but I'm not from the UK so politics may differ alot....

At least he's admitting it...that's a step in the right direction.
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I think he's a likeable guy and I sincerely hope he overcomes this problem soon.
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He seems like a good guy, I hope he gets his problem under control soon. There's not a cure for alcoholism, but it's controllable.

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