UK Prime Minister Blair also signalled that the time for discussion was over, bringing to a close his strenuous efforts to gain a second resolution explicitly authorising military action. Without an ultimatum on disarmament, he said, further discussion would simply allow Saddam Hussein to continue as before. Blair also spoke about a post-war Iraq, pledging to preserve its territorial integrity and promote representative government. The UN Security Council meets at 3pm GMT on 17 March.