Tony Blair
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"Anthony Charles Lynton Blair" is a British Labour Party (UK)/Labour Party politician and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom/Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. He now runs a consultancy business and performs charitable work. Blair was the Member of Parliament (United Kingdom)/Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield (UK Parliament constituency)/Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party (UK)/Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. Blair led Labour to a landslide victory in the United Kingdom general election, 1997/1997 general election, winning 418 seats, the most the party has ever held. The party went on to win two more elections under his leadership: in United Kingdom general election, 2001/2001, in which it won another landslide victory, and in United Kingdom general election, 2005/2005, with a reduced majority.

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If there is one thing Britain should learn from the last 50 years, it is this: Europe can only get more important for us.

Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.

Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government and I will lead it as party of government.

This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today.

…instead of wasting hundreds of millions of pounds on compulsory ID cards as the Tory Right demand, let that money provide thousands of extra police officers on the beat in our local communities.

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.

This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism.

The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction - chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability - that threat is real.

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

There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must.

Unless you are ambitious, you do not make progress.

I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country.

Understand the causes of terror? Yes, we should try, but let there be no moral ambiguity about this: nothing could ever justify the events of September 11 and it is to turn justice on its head to pretend it could.