101 Facts About Tony Blair

1. Tony Blair 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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2. Tony Blair 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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3. Tony Blair 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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4. Tony Blair 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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5. Tony Blair 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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6. Tony Blair 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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7. Tony Blair 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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8. Tony Blair is in New Delhi wearing two badges: elder statesman for the Raisina Dialogue and social activist for his Generation Global schools project.

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9. Tony Blair 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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10. Tony Blair 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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11. Tony Blair 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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12. Tony Blair 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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13. Tony Blair 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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14. Tony Blair is in the national capital to participate in the 'Raisina Dialogue', considered India's flagship annual geo-political and geo-strategic conference.

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15. Tony Blair 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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16. Tony Blair persuaded him to stand down from the all-important control centre of the opposition whips' office in exchange for a minor role, initially as shadow spokesman for the Citizens' Charter and then from 1995 as shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

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17. Tony Blair 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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18. Tony Blair 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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19. Tony Blair 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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20. Tony Blair 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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21. Tony Blair 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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22. Tony Blair 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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23. Tony Blair 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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24. Tony Blair 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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25. Tony Blair 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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26. Tony Blair 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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27. Tony Blair 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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28. Tony Blair 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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29. Tony Blair 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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30. Tony Blair 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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31. Tony Blair 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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32. Tony Blair 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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33. Tony Blair 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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34. Tony Blair 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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35. Tony Blair has never really apologised for taking the UK into the Iraq War either, despite the conclusions of the Chilcot Inquiry.

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36. Tony Blair 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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37. Tony Blair 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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38. Tony Blair 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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39. Tony Blair 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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40. Tony Blair 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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41. Tony Blair 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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42. Tony Blair 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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43. Tony Blair 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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44. Tony Blair 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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45. Tony Blair 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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46. Tony Blair 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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47. Tony Blair 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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48. Tony Blair 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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49. Tony Blair 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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50. Tony Blair 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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51. Tony Blair 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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52. Tony Blair 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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53. Tony Blair 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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54. Tony Blair 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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55. Tony Blair 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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56. Tony Blair 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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57. Tony Blair was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W Bush, for his support for the War on Terror and his role in achieving peace in Northern Ireland.

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58. Tony Blair retired as Prime Minister and Leader of Labour Party in 2007.

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59. Tony Blair is the only Prime Minister with three consecutive general election victories, with victories in 1997, 2001, and 2005.

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60. Tony Blair became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on 2 May 1997, winning by a landslide.

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61. Tony Blair received his first frontbench appointment as assistant Treasury Spokesman in 1984.

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62. Tony Blair attended Chorister School in Durham from 1961 to 1966, after moving back to Edinburgh, he boarded at Fettes College.

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63. Tony Blair was Prime Minister for the United Kingdom from 1997 for ten years.

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

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

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

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

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

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69. Tony Blair was born on May 6, 1953 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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70. In 2010 Tony Blair 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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71. Tony Blair made headlines in December 2007 when he converted to Roman Catholicism.

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

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73. Tony Blair 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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74. Tony Blair gave important powers to unelected advisers, notably media consultant Alistair Campbell.

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75. Tony Blair 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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76. Tony Blair gave control of the economic agenda to Gordon Brown, his chancellor of the Exchequer and eventual successor.

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77. Tony Blair 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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78. Tony Blair summed up his reforms—often opposed by members of his own party—by describing the party as New Labour.

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

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

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81. Tony Blair 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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82. In 1997, when Tony Blair led Labour to power for the first time since 1979, he became the youngest prime minister since the early 1800s.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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90. Tony Blair 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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91. Tony Blair was Leader of the Opposition from 1994 to 1997.

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92. Tony Blair tendered his resignation on 27 June 2007 and Brown assumed office during the same afternoon.

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

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94. On 16 February 2009, Tony Blair 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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95. On 22 May 2008, Tony Blair 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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96. On 16 March 2007, Tony Blair featured in a comedy sketch with Catherine Tate, who appeared in the guise of her character Lauren Cooper from The Catherine Tate Show.

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97. On 14 March 2007, Tony Blair 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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98. Tony Blair has appeared as himself at the end of the first episode of The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, a British television series about an unknown housewife becoming Prime Minister.

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

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100. Tony Blair had informed Pope Benedict XVI on 23 June 2007 that he wanted to become a Catholic.

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101. On 22 December 2007, it was disclosed that Tony Blair had joined the Roman Catholic Church.

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