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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One thing I'm not sure of - and it's a very open question - is whether the type of politics that I represent really has had its day or not. Now I obviously believe passionately it hasn't, that it's still the answer and not the problem, and, you know, the evidence points both ways.

Powers that are constitutionally there can be used but the Scottish Labour Party is not planning to raise income tax and once the power is given it is like any parish council: it's got the right to exercise it.

So much of politics is about the daily grind of political business: the people to see, the myriad different facets of government, the remorseless agenda of this part of the media or that.

The appalling details of the campaign of intimidation - which include grave-robbing - show the depths to which the animal extremists are prepared to stoop.

The first big choice: a government with the strength to deliver stability, or a government that takes the country back to boom and bust.

The party of fox hunting, Pinochet and hereditary peers: the uneatable, the unspeakable and the unelectable.

The state of Africa is a scar on the conscience of the world.

There are unquestionably links between al Qaida and Iraq.

This is a very important day for the people of Northern Ireland, but also for the people and the history of these islands.

Was he difficult, at times maddening? Yes. But he was also strong, capable and brilliant, and those were qualities for which I never lost respect.

We in a sense went for the Bernie Sanders model OK? Now we're also in turmoil as a result of this result.

We've already discovered, just so far, the remains of 400,000 people in mass graves.

Whatever the dangers of the action we take, the dangers of inaction are far, far greater.

You sit with our country's flag; you do not represent our country's interest. This is 2005, not 1945. We're not fighting each other anymore. These are our partners and colleagues and our future lies in Europe.

One thing, change, is what everyone says. The question is, what type of change? What's the right change to produce a different outcome for the people left behind by globalization?

Real integrity means an answer. It doesn't just mean - it doesn't mean riding the anger. And this is very difficult to do.

So, of course, the visions are painted in the colours of the rainbow, and the reality is sketched in duller tones of black and white and grey. But I ask you to accept one thing. Hand on heart, I did what I thought was right. I may have been wrong. That is your call. But believe one thing, if nothing else. I did what I thought was right for our country.

The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.

The first rule in politics is that there are no rules, at least not in the sense of inevitable defeats or inevitable victories. If you have the right policy and the right strategy, you always have a chance of winning. Without them, you can lose no matter how certain the victory seems.

The people's princess.

The thing always is to go to where people really are and what they're really feeling about life.

There can be no freedom for Africa without justice; and no justice without declaring war on Africa's poverty, disease and famine with as much vehemence as we remove the tyrant and the terrorist.

This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism. We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.

We are all internationalists now, whether we like it or not

We know British Muslims in general abhor the actions of the extremists.

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