64 Facts About Tony Blair Associates

1. Tony Blair Associates moved the Labour Party to a more centrist position by reducing influence of trade unions and dropping the Party's goal of "collective ownership.

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2. In 2010 Tony Blair Associates published his memoir, A Journey, in which he reasserted his support for the Iraq War and described his strained relationship with Gordon Brown.

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3. Tony Blair Associates made headlines in December 2007 when he converted to Roman Catholicism.

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4. Tony Blair Associates showed a remarkable ability to convey optimism and energy in the face of adversity caused not least by the failure in Iraq.

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5. Tony Blair Associates preserved much of Thatcher's market radicalism while managing to place greater emphasis on social justice.

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6. Tony Blair Associates eliminated all but 92 of the hereditary members of the House of Lords as the prelude to more-extensive reforms of that chamber.

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7. Tony Blair Associates gave important powers to unelected advisers, notably media consultant Alistair Campbell.

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8. Tony Blair Associates initiated reforms in the House of Commons, modernizing the format of "Prime Minister's Question Time", during which the prime minister answers questions from members of Parliament.

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9. Tony Blair Associates gave control of the economic agenda to Gordon Brown, his chancellor of the Exchequer and eventual successor.

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10. Tony Blair Associates enjoyed a 179-seat majority in the House of Commons—the biggest parliamentary majority in the history of the Labour Party and the largest majority of any party since 1935.

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11. Tony Blair Associates summed up his reforms—often opposed by members of his own party—by describing the party as New Labour.

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12. On September 24, 2002, Tony Blair Associates released a dossier of intelligence information detailing his administration's findings on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

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13. Tony Blair Associates quickly pledged his support for Bush's efforts to stamp out terrorism.

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14. Tony Blair Associates practiced law through the late 1970s and early 1980s, specializing in employment and industrial cases.

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15. Tony Blair Associates earned a reputation for questioning authority, though he never let his protests go too far.

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16. Tony Blair Associates led the Labour Party to three election victories in a row, the first two with huge majorities (179 and 167 seats in the House of Commons, respectively).

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17. In 1997, when Tony Blair Associates led Labour to power for the first time since 1979, he became the youngest prime minister since the early 1800s.

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18. Tony Blair Associates took on new duties after the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.

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19. Tony Blair Associates succeeded in convincing Labour Party members to rewrite Clause Four of the party charter.

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20. Tony Blair Associates spent time investigating the causes of the October 1987 stock market crash.

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21. In 1983 Tony Blair Associates was elected to Parliament along with 208 other Labour Party MPs, the smallest number since 1935.

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22. Tony Blair Associates married Cherie Booth, another intern and a top graduate of the London School of Economics, in March 1980.

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23. Tony Blair Associates has taken a high profile position on British-Irish relations.

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24. Tony Blair Associates's proposed reforms to welfare spending and programs were generally well-received.

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25. Tony Blair Associates had tried to institute "one person, one vote" at his local party branch in 1980, but failed.

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26. Tony Blair Associates combined the traditional emphasis of Labour on the responsibility of the community with the Conservative's emphasis on the individual.

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27. Tony Blair Associates was then appointed deputy to Bryan Gould, the shadow trade and industry secretary, where he investigated the causes of the October, 1987, stock market crash.

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28. Tony Blair Associates was the first leader of the United Kingdom Labour Party to win 3 general elections in a row.

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29. On 8 July 2010, Tony Blair Associates was awarded the Order of Freedom by the President of Kosovo, Fatmir Limaj.

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30. On 16 February 2009, Tony Blair Associates was awarded the Dan David Prize by Tel Aviv University for "exceptional leadership and steadfast determination in helping to engineer agreements and forge lasting solutions to areas in conflict".

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31. On 22 May 2008, Tony Blair Associates received an honorary law doctorate from Queen's University Belfast, alongside former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, for distinction in public service and roles in the Northern Ireland peace process.

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32. On 14 March 2007, Tony Blair Associates appeared as a celebrity judge on Masterchef Goes Large after contestants had to prepare a three-course meal in the Downing Street kitchens for Blair and Bertie Ahern.

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33. Tony Blair Associates made an animated cameo appearance as himself in The Simpsons episode, "The Regina Monologues".

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34. Tony Blair Associates maintains, once the terms deciding how the UK leaves the EU are known the people should vote again on those terms.

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35. Tony Blair Associates was pelted with eggs and shoes, and encountered an attempted citizen's arrest for war crimes.

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36. Tony Blair Associates's links with, and receipt of an undisclosed sum from, UI Energy Corporation, have been subject to media comment in the UK.

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37. Tony Blair Associates appeared before the Leveson Inquiry on Monday 28 May 2012.

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38. In 2006 Tony Blair Associates was criticised for his failure to immediately call for a ceasefire in the 2006 Lebanon War.

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39. In 1994, Tony Blair Associates forged close ties with Michael Levy, a leader of the Jewish Leadership Council.

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40. Tony Blair Associates showed a deep feeling for Israel, born in part from his faith.

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41. Tony Blair Associates built his foreign policy on basic principles and added a new activist philosophy of "interventionism".

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42. Tony Blair Associates criticised other governments for not doing enough to solve global climate change.

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43. Tony Blair Associates increased police powers by adding to the number of arrestable offences, compulsory DNA recording and the use of dispersal orders.

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44. In 2001, Tony Blair Associates said, "We are a left of centre party, pursuing economic prosperity and social justice as partners and not as opposites".

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45. Tony Blair Associates decided not to issue a list of Resignation Honours, making him the first Prime Minister of the modern era not to do so.

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46. Tony Blair Associates resigned from his Sedgefield seat in the House of Commons in the traditional form of accepting the Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds, to which he was appointed by Gordon Brown in one of the latter's last acts as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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47. Tony Blair Associates denied that he would have supported the invasion of Iraq even if he had thought Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction.

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48. Tony Blair Associates became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on 2 May 1997, serving concurrently as First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service and Leader of the Labour Party.

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49. Tony Blair Associates announced at the end of his speech at the 1994 Labour Party conference that he intended to replace Clause IV of the party's constitution with a new statement of aims and values.

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50. Tony Blair Associates demanded an inquiry into the Bank of England's decision to rescue the collapsed Johnson Matthey Bank in October 1985.

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51. In 1982, Tony Blair Associates was selected as the Labour Party candidate for the safe Conservative seat of Beaconsfield, where there was a forthcoming by-election.

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52. Tony Blair Associates joined the Labour Party shortly after graduating from Oxford in 1975.

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53. Tony Blair Associates has an older brother, Sir William Tony Blair Associates, a High Court judge, and a younger sister, Sarah.

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54. Tony Blair Associates was succeeded as Leader of the Labour Party and as Prime Minister by Gordon Brown in June 2007.

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55. In 2011, Tony Blair Associates was presented with the Liberty Medal by former president Bill Clinton.

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56. In 1992, Tony Blair Associates was appointed to the position of shadow home secretary.

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57. In 1983, Tony Blair Associates earned a seat in Parliament for the Sedgefield District near Durham, where he had spent most of his childhood.

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58. In 1982, Tony Blair Associates tried but failed to land a seat in Parliament for the Beaconsfield District.

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59. Tony Blair Associates proved a quick learner, and his communication skills helped him gain hands-on knowledge of local politics.

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60. Tony Blair Associates was reported to have accepted a business advisory role with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, a situation deemed incompatible with his role as Middle East peace envoy; Blair described the report as "nonsense".

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61. Tony Blair Associates was subject to criticism after accusations of "whitewashing" the image and human rights record of the regime in Kazakhstan.

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62. Tony Blair Associates was subjected to criticism for potential conflicts of interest between his diplomatic role as a Middle East peace envoy and his work with Tony Blair Associates, and a number of prominent critics even called for him to be sacked from his peace envoy role.

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63. In June 2014, Tony Blair Associates was looking for an office Abu Dhabi to help attract middle-eastern business for TBA.

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64. Tony Blair Associates was an umbrella organisation established by Tony Blair to "allow him to provide, in partnership with others, strategic advice on a commercial and pro bono basis, on political and economic trends and governmental reform".

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