Tony Blair, fully Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

Blair, fully Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

British Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party

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Every so often, I feel I should graduate to classical music, properly. But the truth is, I'm more likely to listen to rock music.

I actually did trouble to read Marx first hand. I found it illuminating in so many ways; in particular, my perception of the relationship between people and the society in which they live was irreversibly altered

I can only go one way, I've not got a reverse gear.

I feel like everyone else in this country today. I am utterly devastated.

I learnt a lot in government, and I've learnt a lot since leaving government. The kind of journey of being in government is that you start at your most popular and least capable, and you end at your most capable and least popular.

I think Hillary Clinton is an outstandingly capable and decent person.

I think this has gone beyond, as it were, Al Qaida as a specific network. I mean, this is -- there is no central command in this ideology, the way that, you know, you would normally describe one unit of -- that leads and operation. It's not like that. But the fact is that they are loosely linked by an ideology. They have very strong links with each other, right across the national boundaries. And you know, would be no surprise to me if the people that were engaged in the Mumbai attacks had links with other countries as well.

If I'd proposed solving the pension problem by compulsory euthanasia for every fifth pensioner I'd have got less trouble for it.

I'm a Labour politician, but, you know, I can see decent Tories with good ideas.

Isn't it extraordinary that the Prime Minister of our country can't even urge his Party to back his own position. Weak! Weak! Weak!

It's not that tens of millions of people all want to be violent. But they share the worldview that then, at its extreme, gives rise to the violence. And in my view, this is why this is such a global problem.

My faith foundation works to bring about a greater respect and understanding between different faiths. We basically work with six popular religions in the world which are the three Abrahamic religions, Hinduism and Buddhism and Sikhism.

On 2 May 1997, I walked into Downing Street as PM for the first time. I had never held office, not even as the most junior of junior ministers. It was my first and only job in government.

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British Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party