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Birth date: May 6, 1953
Birth place: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Height:6 ft (1.829 m)
Profession:Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat, Statesman
Nationality:United Kingdom
Spouse:Cherie Blair (m. 1980)
Children:Euan Blair, Kathryn Blair, Nicky Blair, Leo Blair
Parents:Hazel Corscadden, Leo Blair
Siblings:William Blair, Sarah Blair

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Anthony Charles Lynton Blairwas born on May 6, 1953 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Tony Blair belongs to the British Labour Party, of which he became a leader in 1994 when the former leader John Smith suddenly died. Tony Blair therefore became best known as the Prime Minister of Britain, from 1997 to 2007. Tony Blair’s role in the Labour Party has been one of the main sources of incomes that has contributed to Tony Blair net worth. Tony has a brother Sir William Blair who is a High Court Judge. They also have a sister, Sarah.

How rich is Tony Blair, one of the most famous British politicians? Currently, it has been estimated that Tony Blair’s net worth reaches the total sum of $60 million.

Tony Blair Net Worth $60 Million

Tony Blair spent his early childhood years in United Kingdom, in the Willowbrae area of Edinburgh. His family moved mostly because Tony`s father was a law lecturer, and thus was changing universities. The family also lived in Adelaide, Australia, until in the late 1950s they decided to return to live in Durham, in the UK.

Tony Blair attended school in Durham, The Chorister School, as well as Fettes College, a school in Edinburgh, and later moved to London. At St. John`s College, Oxford, Blair plunged into law studies. During his studying times, Tony was a singer and a guitar player of the rock band “Ugly Rumours”, however, Tony Blair was still just a student and his net worth was not growing very fast.

Blair graduated from Oxford in 1975 with a Second–Class Honours BA in Jurisprudence. After that, Tony became a barrister at one of the Inns of Court in London, named Lincoln`s Inn. This helped Tony Blair to add some income to his net worth. After his graduation Tony also joined Labour Party.

Tony Blair became a successful and influential politician. Thus, the biggest part of his net worth probably comes from his positioning in the Labour Party and subsequently of course as Prime Minister. Tony was firstly a Member of Parliament, for the electorate of Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007.   From 1994 to 1997 Blair was a leader of the Opposition, and was then the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. As for his wider career in politics, Tony Blair was the Shadow (opposition) Secretary of State for Energy from 1988 to 1989, and later on he continued working as the Shadow Secretary of State for Employment, wherein Tony stayed until July, 1992, and then worked as Shadow Home Secretary from 1992 to 1994.

Tony Blair’s net worth was also increased when the politician published a couple of books on politics. To mention just some of them, Tony Blair is the author of “What Price Safe Society?” (1994), “New Britain: My Vision of a Young Country” (1997), “The Third Way: New Politics for the New Century” (1998), “Superpower: Not Superstate?” (2000), “The Courage of Our Convictions” (2002), and “A Journey” (2010).

As for his personal life, Tony Blair met his wife at the 11 King`s Bench Walk Chambers. Cherie Booth, a daughter of the famous actor Tony Booth, is known in her own right as a British barrister in England and Wales. The couple married in 1980 and have welcomed four children.


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BBC News 8pm Summary 2015 TV Series Himself
Things We Won't Say About Race That Are True 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Former Prime Minister
Rwanda: The Untold Story 2014 Documentary Himself
Who Won the War? 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Prime Minister, 1997-2007
Paisley: A Life 2014 TV Movie Himself - Former Prime Minister
Philip Gould Memorial by Tony Blair 2014 TV Movie Himself
The Class of 92 2013 Documentary Himself
Newsflash: Stories That Stopped the World 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Former Prime Minister (uncredited)
Sir David Frost: That Was the Life That Was 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Prime Minister, 1997-2007
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011-2013 TV Series Himself
The Iraq War 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - UK Prime Minister
CNBC Meets with Tania Bryer 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
On the Money 2013 TV Series Himself - Former British Prime Minister
Charlie Rose 2008-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fox and Friends 2012 TV Series Himself
XXX Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012 TV Movie Himself - Former UK Prime Minister
The Diamond Queen 2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Prime Minister 1997-2007
America's Book of Secrets 2012 TV Series Himself
A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation 2011 Himself - Video
Breakfast 2004-2011 TV Series Himself - Middle East Envoy / Himself / Himself - Former Prime Minister
Der 11. September! 2011 TV Movie documentary
When Hope and History Rhymed 2011 Documentary Himself
Larry King Live 2010 TV Series Himself
Skavlan 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ce soir (ou jamais!) 2010 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 2008-2010 TV Series Himself
The View 2010 TV Series Himself
Hannity 2010 TV Series Himself
Daybreak 2010 TV Series Himself
Sky News: Sunrise 2010 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself
Los desayunos de TVE 2010 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Countdown to Zero 2010 Documentary Himself
Fern Britton Meets... 2009 TV Series Himself
We Are the People We've Been Waiting For 2009 Documentary Himself
Newsnight 2006-2009 TV Series Himself
La traversée du désir 2009 Documentary Himself
Being W 2008 Documentary Himself
Caiga quien caiga 2008 TV Series Himself
Leading to War 2008 Video documentary Himself
Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Blair Years 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The Real Cherie 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Concert for Diana 2007 TV Special documentary Himself - Pre-recorded Message
13 heures le journal 2007 TV Series Himself
BBC Six O'Clock News 2007 TV Series Himself - Prime Minister / Himself
The Politics Show 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Prime Minister
The Daily Politics 2007 TV Series Himself - Prime Minister
Au coeur de l'Europe - L'année du non 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One 2007 TV Movie Himself
The Catherine Tate Show 2007 TV Series Himself
MasterChef 2007 TV Series Himself
The World 2007 TV Series Himself - British Prime Minister / Himself - Prime Minister
ITV Evening News 2007 TV Series Himself - Prime Minister / Himself
BBC One O'Clock News 2007 TV Series Himself - Prime Minister
Channel 4 News 2007 TV Series Himself - Prime Minister
Five News 2007 TV Series Himself - Prime Minister
The Andrew Marr Show 2005-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Prime Minister
Berlin Mitte 2006 TV Series Himself
CBS News Special Report: Joint News Conference 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jamie's Return to School Dinners 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sport Relief 2006 2006 TV Movie Himself
American Morning 2006 TV Series Himself
David Trimble: Out in the Cold 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Queen at 80 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
GMTV 1997-2006 TV Series Himself
Parkinson 2006 TV Series Himself
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 2006 Video documentary Himself
Richard & Judy 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
Live 8: Twenty Years Ago Today 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams 2005 TV Series Himself
Live Aid Remembered 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (2005)
Election Night 2005 TV Movie Himself
Question Time 1984-2005 TV Series Himself
The Royal Wedding of HRH the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles 2005 TV Movie Himself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2005 TV Series Himself
Jonathan Dimbleby 1995-2005 TV Series Himself
Talk to the Prime Minister 2005 TV Series Himself
The Wright Stuff 2005 TV Series Himself
UK Radio Aid 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Truth, Lies and Intelligence 2005 Documentary Himself
Breakfast with Frost 2001-2005 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2004 TV Series Himself
Sport Relief 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
BBC World News 2004 TV Series Himself - British Prime Minister
Frontline 2004 TV Series documentary
The National Television Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Return to Jamie's Kitchen 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Day Britain Stopped 2003 TV Movie Himself (Prime Minister) (uncredited)
The Road to Europe 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Prime Minister, Great Britain
Time Team 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Pride of Britain Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself (recorded messege)
South Africa Freedom Day: Concert on the Square 2002 Video Himself
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Sabine Christiansen 2002 TV Series
Vote 2001 2001 TV Movie Himself
Endgame in Ireland 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (Prime Minister of Great Britain)
The Sunday Programme 1996-2001 TV Series Himself
Pass the Mic 2000 TV Series
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells 2000 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Legacy 2000 TV Short documentary Himself
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary
Working for Labour 1998 Documentary Himself
Des O'Connor's World Cup Party 1998 TV Special Himself
This Is Your Life 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The Unseen Frank Skinner TV Show 1997 Video Himself
Network First 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Diana: The Nation's Farewell 1997 TV Movie Himself
Election 97 1997 TV Movie Himself
Panorama 1994-1997 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Candidate
The South Bank Show 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
A Week in Politics 1985-1997 TV Series Himself
Brit Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Remembrance Day Service: The Cenotaph 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Frank Skinner Show 1996 TV Series
Auntie's All-Time Greats 1996 TV Movie Himself
Walden 1992-1994 TV Series Himself
Election 92 1992 TV Movie Himself - Labour, Employment
Good Morning Britain 1991 TV Series Himself
The Media Show 1989 TV Series Himself

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Las 50 imágenes de nuestra vida 2006 TV Movie Himself
Ever Again 2006 Documentary Himself - British Prime Minister
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams 2006 TV Series Himself - British Prime Minister
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Himself
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard 2006 TV Series Himself
TV's 50 Greatest Stars 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Planet 2006 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Hardball with Chris Matthews 2006 TV Series Himself
Dans la peau de Jacques Chirac 2006 Documentary Himself
Independent Intervention 2006 Documentary Himself
Tory! Tory! Tory! 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Road to Guantanamo 2006 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Tony Blair: Rock Star 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Garden of Remembrance 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Death of Celebrity 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Britpop Story 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Favouritism 2005 TV Series Himself
How Art Made the World 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Star Portraits with Rolf Harris 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Camilla: The Uncrowned Queen 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die 2004 Documentary Himself
Star Trek: Enterprise 2004 TV Series Himself
Unconstitutional 2004 Video documentary Himself
25 Years of Question Time 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Der durstige Planet 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
The Other Side of Suez 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The World According to Bush 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Omagh 2004 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 Documentary Himself
Danmark i krig 2004 TV Movie Himself - Prime Minister, Great Britain
¡Hay motivo! 2004 Himself (uncredited)
Michael Moore, el gran agitador 2004 TV Short documentary Himself
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Deal 2003 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The Real Room 101 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Live Forever 2003 Documentary Himself
The Project 2002 TV Movie Himself
The Day That Shook the World 2002 TV Movie Himself
Mo Mowlam 2002 TV Special Himself
The Century of the Self 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Iris 2001/I Himself (uncredited)
60 Minutes 2001 TV Series documentary Himself - British Prime Minister (segment "Special Report")
It'll Be Alright on Election Night 2001 TV Special Himself
Goodbye 2000 2000 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The Way They Were 1999 TV Movie
Österreich - Unser Jahrhundert 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Omnibus 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Diana: The Mourning After 1998 Documentary Himself
The Boxer 1997 Himself (uncredited)
The Drum 1997 TV Series Himself
Chinese Box 1997 Himself (uncredited)
Henry VIII 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
Cysgod Rhyfel 2014 Documentary Himself
Late Kick Off North West 2014 TV Series Himself
The Brits Who Built the Modern World 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Confessions of a Copper 2014 TV Movie Himself
Great Scientists in Their Own Words: The Code of Life 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Imagine 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Speeches That Shook the World 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
How Video Games Changed the World 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Diana 2013 Himself (uncredited)
Margaret Thatcher: Prime Minister 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Science Club 2012 TV Series Himself
Africa Straight Up 2012 Documentary short Himself
Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell 2012 TV Series Himself
The Queen and Her Prime Ministers 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Mark Lawson Talks to... 2012 TV Series Himself
Frost on Interviews 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - Former Prime Minister 1997-07
Putin, Russia and the West 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - UK Prime Minister
Dispatches 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Jennifer Saunders: Laughing at the 90s 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series Himself - With Muammar Gadaffi
The War You Don't See 2010 Documentary Himself
War of the Gods 2010 Documentary Himself
The Special Relationship 2010 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
José María Aznar. Una batalla inacabada 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Great Offices of State 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Mo 2010 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The Bible: A History 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Simpsons: Mischief & Mayhem 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
50 años de 2009 TV Series Himself
The Funny Side of... 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Iran and the West 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Real Crime 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Beautiful People 2008 TV Series Himself
Secrets of Body Language 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Superpower 2008 Documentary Himself
Catalunya.cat 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Frontline 2008 TV Series documentary Himself - Prime Minister / Himself - Prime Minister, UK
50 Greatest Families 2008 TV Movie documentary The Blair Family
The Andrew Marr Show 2008 TV Series Himself
History of the National Security State 2008 Video documentary Himself
What's Really in Our Food? 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Diana: Last Days of a Princess 2007 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The Spirit of Money 2007 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Dorfers Donnerstalk 2007 TV Series Himself - G8 Summit 2007
The Colbert Report 2007 TV Series Himself
Taking Liberties 2007 Documentary Himself
Everything's Cool 2007 Documentary Himself
Have I Got News for You 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Al Jazeera English 2007 TV Series Himself
20 heures le journal 2007 TV Series Himself
The Blair Rich Project 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
On n'est pas couché 2007 TV Series Himself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Himself
The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Daily Politics 2007 TV Series Himself - 20th April 2004
Canada A.M. 2007 TV Series Himself
Comedy Connections 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Room 101 2007 TV Series Himself
The Story of Dibley 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Unter falscher Flagge 2007 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The Most Annoying People of 2006 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself

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#Fact
1 British Prime Minister and leader of the Labour Party. [May 2005]
2 Resigned as British PM and now a British envoy to the Middle East. [May 2007]
3 His favourite piece of music is Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tárrega and his favourite novel is Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott.
4 Stepbrother-in-law of Lauren Booth, Jenia Booth, Emma Booth, Bronwen Booth, Joanne Booth and Lucy Booth.
5 Although born in Scotland, he considers himself English.
6 Friend of Anthony Minghella.
7 His favorite singer is Paul Rodgers, who performed at the Labour Party conference in 2002.
8 A friend of singer and Labour Party supporter Mick Hucknall.
9 Resigned as Prime Minister and was succeeded by his Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown. (27 June 2007).
10 Announced he will resign as Prime Minister on 27 June 2007. (10 May 2007).
11 The first single he bought was "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles.
12 Voted the number one worst Briton in Channel 4's poll of the 100 Worst Britons. [11 May 2003]
13 He has an older brother, Bill, and a younger sister, Sarah.
14 Went to the 1999 FA Cup final in Wembley stadium between Newcastle United and Manchester United with the Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern . Tony Blair is a Newcastle fan while Bertie Ahern supports Man Utd.
15 He became the first British prime minister since Sir Alec Douglas-Home , who served between 1963 - 1964, to have been educated at a private fee-paying school.
16 Educated at Fettes College in Edinburgh.
17 Underwent an operation to correct an irregular heartbeat. (September 2004)
18 Portrayed by Julian Sands in the play "Stuff Happens," by David Hare; Jamie Foxx on Chappelle's Show (2003), and Jude Law on Saturday Night Live (1975).
19 May 5th 2005, as leader of the British Labour Party in the General Election, he was re-elected to a third term in office as Prime Minister. However, his majority in the House of Commons was reduced from 161 to 66, a substantial reduction from the 2001 General Election when his party was last elected by the British people.
20 He came in 67th place in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. He came in first place in Channel Four's poll of the 100 Worst Britons.
21 Is of Irish and Scottish descent
22 Condemned by distinguished British military officer General Sir Michael Rose as the most warmongering British prime minister since Viscount Palmerston, who held office in the 1850s and 1860s. [July 2004]
23 He was 43 year 11 months and 5 days when he became Prime Minister, the youngest tenant of Number 10 since Robert Banks Jenkinson, Earl of Liverpool who was appointed in 1812, when he was 42 years, 1 day. John F. Kennedy, the youngest elected US President, was 43 year 7 months and 22 days when inaugurated.
24 Awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for his support of the Iraq war begun in 2003 (Public Law 108-60, 17 July 2003). On 18 July, following presentation of the medal, he addressed a joint session of Congress, the first British Prime Minister to do so since Margaret Thatcher in 1985.
25 His father-in-law is actor Anthony Booth. His son Euan Blair appeared in the BBC-funded film Priest (1994)
26 Lost his deposit standing as the Labour candidate in a by-election for Beaconsfield (Buckinghamshire) in May 1982. (Candidates had to pay £500 which was returned if they attracted 5% of the total votes cast)
27 December 8 2003 - Hosted a party at 10 Downing Street for England's World Cup winning rugby team.
28 Admitted to the British press that he is a fan of the British Glam Rock band, The Darkness.
29 Children: Euan Blair (19 January 1984), Nicholas (6 December 1985), Kathryn (2 March 1988), Leo (20 May 2000). Leo is the first baby born to a sitting Prime Minister in 150 years.
30 Attended Cathedral Chorister School, Durham with Rowan Atkinson.
31 He is a fan of the progressive rock band King Crimson.
32 Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
33 He is a fan of the rock group Dire Straits.
34 Sang and played guitar in a band called Ugly Rumours while at university.
35 Called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn, in 1976.
36 Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury since 1997.
37 Leader of the Opposition, 1994-1997.
38 Leader of the Labour Party since 1994.
39 Admitted to the Privy Council in 1994.
40 Labour MP for Sedgefield since 1983.
41 Supports the English soccer team Newcastle United.
42 When he succeeded John Smith as leader of the Labour Party, he began referring to the party as "New Labour" and rejected many of its old, socialist ideologies.
43 Although born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he mainly grew up in the city of Durham in northeastern England.
44 Studied law at St. John's College, Oxford University 1972-1975.
45 Is fluent in French.
46 Good friends with Bill Clinton.
47 He and his wife, Cherie Blair , are both lawyers.
48 Graduated from Oxford University in 1975.

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1 [to Nigel Farage] Let me just tell you, Sir: You sit with our Country's flag, you do not represent our Country's interests.
2 [on David Bowie in 1996] It's been a great year for British music. A year of creativity, vitality, energy, British bands storming the charts, British music back once again in its rightful place at the top of the world. And at least part of the reason for that has been the inspiration that today's bands can draw from those that have gone before, bands in my generation like The Beatles, The Stones [The Rolling Stones] and The Kinks, or the later generation, The Clash, The Smiths, The Stone Roses. But there is one man who spans the generations, who has been a source of inspiration to practically everybody. He's always at the cutting edge, he's an innovator, he's pushed the frontiers back, he's a man not afraid to go up the hill backwards. He's recorded with Bing Crosby and Queen and the Pet Shop Boys. He is now in his fourth decade of great music.
3 This is my covenant with the British people. Judge me upon it. The buck stops here. For the future, not the past, for the many, not the few, for trust, not betrayal, for the age of achievement, not the age of decline - that is my covenant with the British people.
4 You look underneath that UKIP facade and you see something pretty nasty and unpleasant.
5 [on Margaret Thatcher] Some of the things she did I disagreed with her, over Europe for example. But in other things, like how British industry became more competitive, in privatizing the state industries, in putting trade unions within a proper legal framework, those things are with us still today and I think they wouldn't be there today if they hadn't in the end achieved a certain stability and consensus in British politics.
6 I grew up with Harold Wilson as prime minister and he was woven into my life as a youngster. He was there at the top of politics for many years and I think of him as the first modern prime minister. He was the first prime minister that people thought they might wander up to him in the street and say, 'Hello, Harold'. He also brought in a whole new culture, a whole new country. He made the country very, very different. When I was younger I remember seeing The Beatles in Downing Street and how very incredible that was. In that culture of the Sixties, it was a revolution and a change in the way people thought and worked and lived and he will always go down for me as one of the most significant political figures of the 20th century. My dad was, I'm sorry to say, a Tory, but even he had a lot of respect for Harold Wilson.
7 The justice for me is concentrated on lifting incomes of those that don't have a decent income. It's not a burning ambition for me to make sure that David Beckham earns less money.
8 You can spend ages trying to stop the highest paid earners earning the money but in an international market like today, you probably would drive them abroad. What does that matter? Surely the important thing is to level up those people that don't have opportunity in our society.
9 I don't believe that if you are acting in a competitive market, that it's the job of government to come along and tell a company - you are making too much profit.
10 (2001) It is time we moved beyond Thatcherism today. That's the problem the Conservatives have. They are still stuck in the past trying to get back to where they were with Mrs Thatcher, while the rest of the country wants to move forward.
11 People are entitled to think that homosexuality is wrong, but they are not entitled to use the criminal law to force that view upon others. A society that has learned, over time, racial and sexual equality can surely come to terms with equality of sexuality.
12 Some may belittle politics but we know, who are engaged in it, that it is where people stand tall and although I know it has its many harsh contentions it is still the arena that sets the heart beating a little faster, and if it is on occasions the place of low skulduggery, it is more often the place for the pursuit of noble causes.
13 I have never pretended to be a great House of Commons man but I can pay the House the greatest compliment I can by saying that from first to last I never stopped fearing it and that tingling apprehension that I felt at three minutes to twelve today I felt as much 10 years ago and every bit as acute. It is in that fear that the respect is contained.
14 I'll leave it to others far more knowledgeable than me to talk about U2's music - all I'll say is that, along with millions of others right across the world, I'm a huge fan.
15 It was just completely new, a different sound. They're two remarkable people - very talented, very original. (On Eurythmics)
16 The strain of, frankly, anti-American feeling in parts of European politics is madness when set against the long-term interests of the world we believe in. The reality is that none of the problems that press in on us can be resolved or even contemplated without them.
17 I am not saying that everything has been good, because it hasn't. And incidentally, for those of you who think that you will ever get a government where everything is fine, that doesn't happen. What does happen is progress, if we have the courage and the determination.
18 You have your difficult times and you have your better times and the decisions you take are often very, very hard to take, but actually it's a privilege to take them. And the reason for that is, just occasionally, you meet people - and I do in different parts of the country - whose lives we have changed.
19 The only difference between compassionate Conservatism and Conservatism is that under compassionate Conservatism they tell you they're not going to help you but they're really sorry about it.
20 I can only go one way. I've not got a reverse gear.
21 Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile.
22 My project will be complete when the Labour Party learns to love Peter Mandelson.
23 A day like today is not a day for sound bites really. We can leave those at home. But I feel the hand of history on our shoulder.
24 I am a passionate pro-European. I always have been.
25 "This is a battle with only one outcome: our victory, not theirs." (About the war on terror)
26 "We do not want a personal and abusive campaign. Let's talk about what we can do for the country." (On the 1997 General Election)
27 Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.
28 Education is the best economic policy there is.
29 I do show the fatigue when it's there, but this is a job where a thousand people are kicking your backside morning, noon and night, so it's not surprising really.
30 On WMD, Nov 1998: "Before the Gulf war, Iraq had built up a vast arsenal of WMD. It has been trying to hide them, and to acquire more, ever since."
31 On Iraq Sept 2002: "What I believe the assessed intelligence has established beyond doubt is that Saddam has continued to produce chemical and biological weapons."
32 On WMD, Apr 2003: "I am absolutely convinced and confident about the case on WMD - critics will be eating some of their words."
33 On Iraq, July 2003: "If we are wrong to have gone to war, we will still have destroyed a threat that is responsible for inhuman carnage."
34 I simply say to people that this threat of the interaction of unstable, chaotic states with WMD and terrorism is the security threat of the 21st century. And, if we were not prepared to deal with it in relation to Iraq with all the history of UN resolutions, with the history of actually using weapons of mass destruction, we would never be making the progress we are today with Iran, North Korea, Libya and with the other countries where we are able to deal with this issue.
35 That we have yet to find WMD is something I have to accept and it is one of the reasons I think we now need a new inquiry. It is true David Kaye is saying we have not found large stockpiles of actual weapons.
36 On WMD, Dec 2003: "I don't think it's surprising that we will have to look for WMD. But that Saddam had them is beyond doubt."
37 If there were chemical or biological or nuclear battlefield weapons in Iraq, that most certainly would be a weapon of mass destruction and the idea that their use would not threaten the region's stability I find somewhat eccentric.
38 On finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq: "In a land mass twice the size of the UK it may well not be surprising you don't find where this stuff is hidden."
39 I can assure you I have no intention of hiding away from this at all. On the contrary, I am enthusiastic about being able to debate these issues on the basis of an objective independent judgement by a judge, rather than the speculation. - on the Hutton Inquiry
40 I don't believe that anyone wants a two-tier Europe. There will be areas no doubt in which people move ahead in enhanced co-operation and that is already provided for by what was agreed at Nice. Defence is an area, for example, in which we would want to be part of any movement forward. There would be other areas where perhaps we would not be. We can treat that on a case-by-case basis" - on the idea of a '2 speed' Europe
41 What we have governing our country is a degenerate party that loves lecturing people about right and wrong but has long since ceased to know the difference between right and wrong. - said in 1996 about the Conservative government
42 The product of an unchecked and unbalanced mind who came to confuse the notion of knowing your own mind with refusing to listen to anyone else. - on Margaret Thatcher's leadership style
43 "In the end, the country has got to look at me and decide whether the person they believed in is the same person they've got now." (said in 1997)
44 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.
45 The fundamentals of the US, British and European economies are strong.
46 A middle-aged mother looks you in the eye and tells you that her only son has died and asks you why, and I tell you you do not feel like the most powerful man in the country at times like that. Because there is no answer, there is no justification.
47 In retrospect, the millennium marked a moment in time, but it was the events of 11th September, that marked a turning point in history. It was a tragedy, an act of evil. From this nation goes our deepest sympathy and prayers for the victims and our profound solidarity with the American people. We were with you at the first - we will stay with you to the last.
48 When Europe and America stand together the world is a better and more prosperous place.


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