Tony Blair today accused those responsible for the leak of vast numbers of papers about talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis of wanting to seriously damage the peace process. The former prime minister now a Middle East peace envoy said the release of the confidential documents prepared by Palestinian negotiators had been "destablising". But, in an interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, he urged the Palestinians to ignore the damage caused and press ahead with the drive for peace. Thousands of pages of Palestinian documents covering more than a decade of negotiations with Israel and the US were obtained by al-Jazeera TV and shared exclusively with the Guardian. The papers revealed that Palestinian negotiators were willing to go much further in offering concessions than their people realised.