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Blair, Tony

Line breaks: Tony Blair
Pronunciation: /blɛː

Definition of Blair, Tony in English:

(B.1953), British Labour statesman, Prime Minister 1997–2007; full name Anthony Charles Lynton Blair. He was elected leader of the Labour Party in 1994. His landslide victory in the election of 1997 gave his party its biggest-ever majority and made him the youngest Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812.



Example sentences
  • The bigger questions pertain to the inner paradoxes of Blairism, with which this speech was riddled.
  • The ‘left’ which has consistently failed to offer a winning alternative to Blairism is now drifting towards the politics of bitter revenge.
  • Anti-war voters not only want credible parties which took a principled stand against the war, they want radical policies, reversing the Thatcherism and Blairism of the last 25 years.


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  • His paper expressed the dilemma faced by those of us who were brave enough - or foolish enough - to still be calling ourselves Blairites in late 2005.
  • Some Blairites will argue that the millions amassed in recent weeks make the party less dependent on the unions.
  • The Blairites lost the argument against the war.

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