Tony Blair, fully Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

Tony
Blair, fully Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
1953

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

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Don't say yes to that question, that would be difficult.

However much he dances around the ring beforehand he will come in reach of a big clunking fist and, you know what, he'll be out on his feet, carried out of the ring.

I bear the scars on my back after two years in government.

I don't like it, to be honest, when politicians make a big thing of their religious beliefs, so I don't make a big thing of it.

I just want to say this. I want to say it gently but I want to say it firmly: There is a tendency for the world to say to America, the big problems of the world are yours, you go and sort them out, and then to worry when America wants to sort them out.

I think all of our experience with (Iraqi President) Saddam Hussein teaches us that diplomacy has very little chance of working unless it is clear to him that if diplomacy does not work, that the threatened reality of force is there,.

I think the center ground have got to become the people of change again and not the guardians of the status quo. And that is the weakness it comes to in our campaign. You can see it in your politics, you can see it everywhere.

I would've loved to have been in a band, but sadly I just wasn't good enough.

If you are trying to take a difficult decision and you're weighing up the pros and cons, you have frank conversations. Everybody knows this in their walk of life.

In government you carry each hope; each disillusion. And in politics it's always about the next challenge.

It was a terrible, terrible thing to have happened. I don't believe we had any option however, but to disclose his name, because I think had we failed to do so, that would have been seen as attempting to conceal something from the committee that was looking in to this at the time.

Moreover, for decades we have been prone to far greater swings in the economic cycle than our continental counterparts. It has been boom and bust....Under this Government, there is an entirely new framework for economic management in place

Now you may do it badly, you may do it well, some people like you, some people hate you, all the rest of it - but you have got a real motivating life purpose. [on being Prime Minister

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First Name
Tony
Last Name
Blair, fully Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
Birth Date
1953
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British Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party