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Another opportunity to put your anti-sanctions questions to Tony Blair ! Mr Blair will be answering your questions, live, on ITV at 7pm on Tuesday December 12th. You can e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org . I've no idea what sort of length questions they'll allow. Don't forget, if you haven't already done so, to e-mail an anti-sanctions question to the PM at email@example.com (for this one, restrict you probably want to restrict your questions to 23 words maximum). Finally, here's a snippet from today's Guardian. Best wishes, Gabriel. The Guardian Diary Matthew Norman Thursday December 7, 2000 • And so to the full list of runners and riders for the Diary's Turncoat of Turncoats competition, which runs from now until Mr Tony calls the election. Please select whoever you think most deserves our special garment ... a red coat with 30 yellow circles on it to represent pieces of silver, which then turns inside and becomes a bright yellow coat with 30 red rectangles representing red boxes. A fee of £250 (plus materials) is on offer to anyone willing to make it. Please apply in the normal manner. But who will win the coat? Diary pundit Steptoe will soon provide first show of betting, but here are eight of the runners in alphabetical order: Paul Boateng, Robin Cook, Peter Hain (see below), Margaret Hodge, Lord Macdonald, Alan Milburn, John Prescott and Clare Bomber Short. There is room for four more, should anyone have a nomination, and in the weeks ahead we will run sketches of all contenders to assist anyone yet to make up their mind. Turncoats - good luck to you all. • An ante-post favourite helped his chances yesterday with a letter to the Guardian. Peter Hain's response to our item about the FO delaying a humanitarian aid plane to Iraq for three days in Morocco was tremendous. My claim that the FO "blocked" the flight was untrue, Peter insists, when in fact all it did was "place the flight on hold ..." An intriguing semantic distinction indeed. Well done, Peter! • We must, however, correct a couple of points. Peter mentions being falsely accused of blocking (or placing on hold) one "humanitarian flight" organised by George Galloway, and placing on hold (or perhaps blocking) another George was on "from Bulgaria last month". In fact the original flight was not humanitarian, containing only anti-sanctions journalists and activists, and George cancelled it after Peter continually blocked or placed its departure on hold. As for the one "from Bulgaria", one can see why Peter the Sanctions King would rather not admit this but in fact it was from England: it took off from Maidstone, merely stopping briefly in Plovdiv for refuelling. We can all creep and crawl towards Mr T's post-election cabinet, Peter, but we must keep at least one eye on those facts. -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://www.casi.org.uk