Anthony Charles Lynton Blair Quotes

Sometimes, and in particular dealing with a dictator, the only chance of peace is a readiness for war.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

Look, I'm a person, an individual with a character and part of my character is about what I believe in and part of my beliefs obviously is a religious conviction. I simply hesitate whenever I get drawn into this territory because I have found, over time, that it either leads to people misunderstanding the basis upon which you are taking decisions or it leads to people trying to colonise God or religion for one particular political position. I make no claims to that at all.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

There have been the most terrible, shocking events taking place in the United States of America within the last hour or so, including two hi-jacked planes being flown deliberately into the World Trade Centre. I am afraid we can only imagine the terror and the carnage there and the many, many innocent people who will have lost their lives. I know that you would want to join with me in sending the deepest condolences to President Bush and to the American people on behalf of the British people at these terrible events.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

We do, as a new Government, have to be extremely careful after 18 years in opposition. A lot of people who worked for us, they then go on and work for the lobby firms. I think we have to be very careful with people fluttering around the new Government, trying to make all sorts of claims of influence, that we are purer than pure, that people understand that we will not have any truck with anything that is improper in any shape or form at all.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

A day like today is not a day for, sort of, soundbites, really - we can leave those at home - but I feel the hand of history upon our shoulders, I really do.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

She was the people's princess and that is how she will stay, how she will remain in our hearts and our memories for ever.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

Sovereignty rests with me as an English MP and that's the way it will stay.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

Powers that are constitutionally there can be used but the Scottish Labour Party is not planning to raise income tax and once the power is given it is like any parish council: it's got the right to exercise it.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

If there are further steps to European integration, the people should have their say at a general election or in a referendum.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

Isn't it extraordinary that the Prime Minister of our country can't even urge his Party to back his own position. Weak! Weak! Weak!

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

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

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

Any parent wants the best for their children. I am not going to make a choice for my child on the basis of what is the politically correct thing to do.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

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

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

I shall not rest until, once again, the destinies of our people and our party are joined together again in victory at the next general election Labour in its rightful place in government again.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
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