The kaleidoscope has been shaken. The pieces are in flux. Soon they will settle again. Before they do, let us re-order this world around us.— Tony Blair
The most jittery Tony Blair quotes that are glad to read
Understand the causes of terror? Yes, we should try, but let there be no moral ambiguity about this: nothing could ever justify the events of September 11 and it is to turn justice on its head to pretend it could
The problem is some of the populism on both the far left and the far right, it can make a Tweet but not make a policy. And, you know, when you are dealing with issues that are as important and serious as this, I understand why people search for simple solutions.
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.
The leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Global warming is too serious for the world any longer to ignore its danger or split into opposing factions on it.
September 11 was, and remains, above all an immense human tragedy.
But September 11 also posed a momentous and deliberate challenge not just to America but to the world at large. The target of the terrorists was not only New York and Washington but the very values of freedom, tolerance and decency which underpin our way of life.
A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in.. And how many want out.
One of the paradoxes of globalization is that, in the developing world, we've seen massive reductions in property.
I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country.
The emphasis placed by more and more companies on corporate social responsibility, symbolises the recognition that prosperity is best achieved in an inclusive society.
If there are further steps to European integration, the people should have their say at a general election or in a referendum.
I can only go one way. I've not got a reverse gear.
This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today.
It is perpetrated by fanatics who are utterly indifferent to the sanctity of human life, and we the democracies of this world are going to have to come together and fight it together.
...we must support and protect individuals and companies engaged in life saving medical research
This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism.
I want to see a publicly-owned railway, publicly accountable.
It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose.
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.
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.
Moreover, for decades we have been prone to far greater swings in the economic cycle than our continental counterparts. It has been boom and bust....Under this Government, there is an entirely new framework for economic management in place.
Real progress cannot be measured by money alone.
We must ensure that economic growth contributes to our quality of life, rather than degrading it
The intelligence is clear: (Saddam) continues to believe his WMD programme is essential both for internal repression and for external aggression.
As I have said throughout, I have no doubt that they will find the clearest possible evidence of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction.
Deportation is a decision taken by the home secretary under statute, The new grounds will include fostering hatred, advocating violence to further a person's beliefs, or justifying or validating such violence.
What I don't know is whether there is a way politically that you can beat away these, some of these populist movements because in the end I don't think they really do provide answers. They ride the anger. But they don't really have the answers. Or whether this is an experiment we're just going to have to go through first.
Our tolerance is part of what makes Britain, Britain. Conform to it; or don't come here.
There are people who are anxious about immigration for reasons that are perfectly sensible. They think it's uncontrolled. They think it's, therefore, arbitrary in its consequences, and there are some communities affected much more deeply than others.
Stirring is OK. It just depends what happens in the end.
Those who wish to cause religious conflict are small in number but often manage to dominate the headline.
The blunt truth about the politics of climate change is that no country will want to sacrifice its economy in order to meet this challenge.
I had discovered long ago the first lesson of political courage: to think anew.
I had then learned the second: to be prepared to lead and to decide. I was now studying the third: how to take the calculated risk. I was going to alienate some people, like it or not. The moment you decide, you divide.
I believe Mrs. Thatcher's emphasis on enterprise was right.
How do we deal with not just the acts of violence, but the extremist ideology that lies behind them? Because though the numbers of fanatics that go and join and kill for a group like ISIS are measured in tens of thousands, those that support the wider ideology, I'm afraid, you measure in tens of millions or more.
I feel like everyone else in this country today. I am utterly devastated.
The problem with the old ideology was that it suppressed the individual by starting with society. But it is from a sense of individual duty that we connect the greater good and the interests of the community
I just want to say this. I want to say it gently but I want to say it firmly: There is a tendency for the world to say to America, ‘the big problems of the world are yours, you go and sort them out,’ and then to worry when America wants to sort them out.
This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today
One thing, change, is what everyone says.
The question is, what type of change? What's the right change to produce a different outcome for the people left behind by globalization?
I actually did trouble to read Marx first hand.
I found it illuminating in so many ways; in particular, my perception of the relationship between people and the society in which they live was irreversibly altered.
I think the journey for a politician goes from wanting to please all the people all the time, to a political leader that realises in the end his responsibility is to decide. And when he decides, he divides.
We know the problems, and we know the solution: sustainable development.
The issue is the political will.
Their barbarism will stand as their shame for all eternity.
The free enterprise system has not failed; the financial system has failed.
If you're living in a community that's become fragmented and left behind, there's not proper investment in it and so on, in the end, the answer is to make sure that we go and we help those communities, we educate the people properly, we build the necessary infrastructure of support for people.
I will do what it takes to help Ed Miliband win general election.
The first big choice: a government with the strength to deliver stability, or a government that takes the country back to boom and bust.
Personally, I have already turned down the Downing St thermostat by 1 degree
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.
Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.
In Downing Street they called me 'Boss'. Civil servants would always call me 'Prime Minister'.