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Tony Blair Quotes


A British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to 27 June 2007.
(1953 - )

Conflict is not inevitable, but disarmament is... everyone now accepts that if there is a default by Saddam the international community must act to enforce its will.
 

However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalize a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice.
 

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

I cannot think of any circumstances in which a government can go to war without the support of parliament.
 

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

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

I may find Saddam Hussein's regime abhorrent - any normal person would - but the survival of it is in his hands.
 

It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose.
 

Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.
 

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.
[Able]
 

Once his wife goes to sleep it takes a minor nuclear explosion to wake her.
 

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

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

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

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.
 

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

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.
[History]
 

You only require two things in life: your sanity and your wife.