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Published on April 14th, 2013 | by Yellow Magpie


Tony Blair Quotes: The Man Who Took Labour To The Right

Tony Blair Quotes

Here is Yellow Magpie’s selection of choice Tony Blair Quotes.

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

‘If we take all this actions and if it turns out not be true, we have reduced pollution and have better ways to live, the downside is very small. The other way around, and we don’t act, and it turns out to be true, then we have betrayed future generations and we don’t have the right to do that.’

‘A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in.. And how many want out.’

‘What Dad taught me above all else, and did so utterly unconsciously, was why people like him became Tories. He had been poor. He was working class. He aspired to be middle class. He worked hard, made it on his merits, and wanted his children to do even better than him.

He thought – as did many others of his generation – that the logical outcome of this striving, born of this attitude, was to be a Tory. Indeed, it was part of the package. You made it; you were a Tory: two sides of the same coin.

Tony Blair Quotes With George W. Bush Photo By Paul Morse


It became my political ambition to break that connection, and replace it with a different currency. You are compassionate; you care about those less fortunate than yourself; you believe in society as well as the individual. You can be Labour. You can be successful and care; ambitious and compassionate; a meritocrat and a progressive. These are entirely compatible ways of making sure progress happens; and they answer the realistic, not utopian, claims of human nature.’

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