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Tony Blair

Datum narození: 6. květen 1953

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair , známý jako Tony Blair, je britský právník, diplomat a politik za Labouristickou stranu, bývalý britský premiér v letech 1997 až 2007.

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„Tragédií je, že křesťané, židé i muslimové jsou abrahámovskými náboženstvími… Považujeme se za děti Abrahama, ale bojovali jsme tak dlouho.“

—  Tony Blair
Source: [Tony Blair rokoval s náboženskými lídrami o medzinárodnom boji proti terorizmu, Křesťan dnes, 2007-10-22, 2010-05-29, http://cs.christiantoday.com/article/tony-blair-rokoval-s-nabozenskymi-lidrami-o-medzinarodnom-boji-proti-terorizmu/8997.htm]

„If it is, on occasions, the place of low skulduggery, it is more often the place for the pursuit of noble causes.“

—  Tony Blair
2000s, Context: Some may belittle politics but we who are engaged in it know that it is where people stand tall. Although I know that it has many harsh contentions, it is still the arena that sets the heart beating a little faster. If it is, on occasions, the place of low skulduggery, it is more often the place for the pursuit of noble causes. I wish everyone, friend or foe, well. That is that. The end. Hansard http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmhansrd/cm070627/debtext/70627-0003.htm, Last official words as Prime Minister, said at Prime Minister's Questions on 27 June 2007.

„[The Joint Intelligence Committee] concludes that Iraq has chemical and biological weapons, that Saddam has continued to produce them, that he has existing and active military plans for the use of chemical and biological weapons, which could be activated within 45 minutes, including against his own Shia population, and that he is actively trying to acquire nuclear weapons capability.“

—  Tony Blair
2000s, Hansard http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm200102/cmhansrd/vo020924/debtext/20924-01.htm#20924-01_spmin0 House of Commons, 6th series, vol. 390, col. 3. House of Commons statement on publication of the dossier concerning Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction, 24 September 2002.

„I can stand here today, leader of the Labour Party, Prime Minister, and say to the British people: you have never had it so … prudent.“

—  Tony Blair
1990s, Tony Blair's speech in full http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/460009.stm, BBC News online Speech to the Labour Party conference, 28 September 1999, paraphrasing Harold Macmillan's statement "most of our people have never had it so good" and comparing with Gordon Brown's frequent use of the word "prudent".

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

—  Tony Blair
1990s, Michael White, "Blair wants 'to make UK young again'", Guardian, 4 October 1995. Speech to the Labour Party conference, 3 October 1995.

„The reason we are finding it hard to win this battle is that we're not actually fighting it properly. We're not actually standing up to these people and saying, "It's not just your methods that are wrong, your ideas are absurd. Nobody is oppressing you. Your sense of grievance isn't justified."“

—  Tony Blair
2000s, " Blair launches stinging attack on 'absurd' British Islamists http://observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/story/0,,2115929,00.html", 1 July 2007. Remarks made on the eve of his departure from Downing Street, 26 June 2007.

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„It is not a sensible or intelligent response for us in Europe to ridicule American argument or parody their political leadership.“

—  Tony Blair
2000s, Speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet http://web.archive.org/20041128025440/www.number10.gov.uk/output/Page6583.asp, 15 November 2004. Urging Europe to stop ridiculing American President George W. Bush.

„There were people who got me very involved in politics. But then there was also a book. It was a trilogy, a biography of Trotsky by Isaac Deutscher, which made a very deep impression on me and gave me a love of political biography for the rest of my life.“

—  Tony Blair
2000s, Cahal Milmo, " Blair reveals an unexpected influence: Trotsky http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/blair-reveals-an-unexpected-influence-trotsky-468385.html", The Independent, 3 March 2006. Speech to the Commonwealth Club, London, 2 March 2006.

„Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.“

—  Tony Blair
2000s, Hansard http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200506/cmhansrd/vo051109/debtext/51109-03.htm#51109-03_spmin10, House of Commons, 6th series, vol. 439, col. 302. 9 November 2005, responding to Charles Kennedy in the House of Commons during Prime Minister's Questions. Blair was referring to the likely defeat in Parliament of additional powers to detain terror suspects without charge, which happened later that day.

„I thought that it was the most predictable speech that we could have heard from the right hon. and learned Gentleman. He may want to pose as the nice Dr. Jekyll, but we know that, deep down, he is still the same old Mr. Howard.“

—  Tony Blair
2000s, Hansard http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/cmhansrd/vo031126/debtext/31126-05.htm#31126-05_spnew2, House of Commons, 6th series, vol. 415, col. 23. Debate on the Queen's Speech, 26 November, 2003.

„This is not a clash between civilisations. It is a clash about civilisation.“

—  Tony Blair
2000s, "Clash about civilisations" speech http://web.archive.org/20060411042815/www.number10.gov.uk/output/Page9224.asp, Prime Minister's website. Foreign Policy speech at Reuters Headquarters, London, on 21 March 2006.

„He wants a Bill of Rights for Britain drafted by a Committee of Lawyers. Have you ever tried drafting anything with a Committee of Lawyers?“

—  Tony Blair
2000s, In full: Tony Blair's speech http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5382590.stm, BBC News online Attacking David Cameron, during his Labour Party Conference speech on 26 September 2006.

„Do I know I'm right? Judgements aren't the same as facts. Instinct is not science. I'm like any other human being, as fallible and as capable of being wrong. I only know what I believe.“

—  Tony Blair
2000s, Full text of Blair's speech http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3697434.stm, BBC News online Speech to the Labour Party Conference, 28 September 2004, referring to the fact that no WMDs had been found in Iraq.

„We have no plans to increase tax at all.“

—  Tony Blair
1990s, Philip Bassett, "Blair pledges he will not raise tax", The Times, 21 September 1995, p. 1. Response to questioning about Labour Party tax plans at a CBI seminar in Birmingham, 20 September 1995.

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