Girl urges Blair not to be 'bullied' by political opponents
[ 2006-10-23 08:57 ]
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair, pictured 13 October 2006, said he was "touched" after a
seven-year-old girl in Scotland sent him a letter urging him not to
be "bullied" into resigning from
British Prime Minister Tony Blair said he was "touched" after a
seven-year-old girl in Scotland sent him a letter urging him not to be
"bullied" into resigning from office.
Kathleen Sandeman, from Dundee, told Blair not to stand down as leader because he was
"the best" and was being pushed into doing so by people who were "not
"It was a lovely letter and I was really touched," Blair said. His
Downing Street office had already sent a reply to the youth.
Earlier last month, Blair publicly vowed to step down as prime minister
by September 2007 after being faced by a rebellion within his own party
calling for his resignation.
Sandeman's letter, sent last month according to the city's Evening
Telegraph, read: "Please do not leave your job. I think you are the best
and you are being bullied by people who are not kind."
"We are told at school to report bullies to the teacher. If you like, I
will tell my teacher about you. She is kind, her name is Miss McKay.
"Bad things happen in the world and I know you help sort them. You are
kind and helpful and always do your best.
"I do not want your job, I want to be a vet and help animals."
The young girl had decided to write the letter after watching the news
on television. Her father told the Evening Telegraph that his daughter was
"over the moon" when her
letter was acknowledged.
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