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    (Original post by tjf8)
    I thoroughly dislike him. I find it pretty distasteful that he still has high-profile appointments in international relations after the fiasco that was the war in the middle-east. Surely this should have discredited him at an international level, his domestic policies aside. I agree with Hal.E.Lujah to some extent that it's wrong to focus too heavily on the man given that we don't have a presidential political system; however I still think he has a lot to answer for with regard to responsibility.
    IMO, Blair was right ​to invade Iraq
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    IMO, Blair was right ​to invade Iraq
    Why? It was undemocratic and deceitful.
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    Incidentally, here he is again, dipping his oar in: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...y-8568148.html
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    Why? It was undemocratic and deceitful.
    The world needs to know the consequences of terror. Britain and the USA will not accept it, and it is clear that Blairs quick action in invading Iraq overted a nuclear war.
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    Blair was the envy of France. On an unrelated note, ive just saw Kerry Katona doing an advert for a £300 loan at cashlady.co.uk. LMAO!
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    (Original post by 002)
    Blair was the envy of France. On an unrelated note, ive just saw Kerry Katona doing an advert for a £300 loan at cashlady.co.uk. LMAO!
    Does your username represent your age..?
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    (Original post by 002)
    The world needs to know the consequences of terror. Britain and the USA will not accept it, and it is clear that Blairs quick action in invading Iraq overted a nuclear war.
    Is it clear? I think they went after the wrong guys. I thought you were going to say something like 'while the pretence for the war was misleading and grounded on shoddy evidence, the overall effect of removing a dangerous dictator was a good one', in which case you might have had a point. As it is I'm unsure how tearing up a country with no WMD's could have averted a nuclear war.
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    (Original post by Oxford-Hopeful)
    B.Liar
    Thats not how you spell Blair
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    (Original post by charliemac41)
    Thats not how you spell Blair
    B.Lair

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    (Original post by tjf8)
    Is it clear? I think they went after the wrong guys. I thought you were going to say something like 'while the pretence for the war was misleading and grounded on shoddy evidence, the overall effect of removing a dangerous dictator was a good one', in which case you might have had a point. As it is I'm unsure how tearing up a country with no WMD's could have averted a nuclear war.
    Of course the removal of Saddam and the eventual death of Bin Ladedn were beneficial for the western society, yet this is a commonly overlooked fact amongst people who take Britains involvement in it as unnessary and a fruitless effort to look favourably in the eyes f Americans. What they frequently overlook Is the fact that the level of terror that has significantly increased over the years, therefore Blairs entry into the Iraq war was vital in devoliping a stance which portrayed how Britain will not accept terror. Furthermore, IMO, the entire eastern bloc can't be trusted. The cold war never ended. Sure we have no threat of nuclear attack from Iraq, but what about Iran / North Korea?
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    He's treasonous and would have sold us out to the EU! He would even have betrayed us completely by giving up the pound for the euro if Brown hadn't of put in those tests before he would allow that to happen.

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    real aim is to be president of the European Commission and be 'president of Europe'
    I find it amusing that had he held a referendum and won you would still regard it as treason despite wanting to hold a referendum to leave yourself.

    (Original post by 002)
    How does everyone feel about the prospect of Blair becoming EU President?
    Good for him, would rather we elected the president though.

    (Original post by Krack)
    He is a very charismatic man that has used his time in office to his advantage for carving out a career after he left office, for that he has my respect as there are other politicians trying to follow him (I believe the former President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy has tried to set up a similar gig with a Qatari wealth fund). His war in Iraq was misguided and Afghanistan was less of a mistake but a mistake nonetheless. I do feel he tried to do what he thought was best for the country even if it was, at times, wrong.
    This.

    Blair is one of the few politicians that i felt was genuine.

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    Blair enhanced Britains relationship with the US, making Britain one of the most feared and envied countries on the planet. Do you agree or disagree?
    Yes he did but no we are not.

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    Blair transformed Britain from the dark days of Tory Poverty, neglect and oppression of the poor into a fairer society for everyone. Agree or Disagree?
    If Tory poverty extends to 5 years of economic growth, low inflation and blasting the deficit then sure. To quote Blair, Labour inherited a "Golden Economy".

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    Blair was for the good of Britain, and indeed the world. Do you agree?
    I'd have preferred to keep Major but he did do some good stuff. Yes, his foreign policy was very active and he liberated many peoples from tyranny.

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    Blair was for the good of the Labour party. Agree?
    Yes, England does not want socialism and his brand appeals to a lot of people.
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    How on Earth could he be as bad as Stalin or Hitler?? :lolwut:

    How on Earth could any British Prime Minister have been as bad as Stalin or Hitler? :curious:
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    Does your username represent your age..?
    How can that not be funny?
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    a charismatic man with actual knowledge of economics, who got a bit unlucky with his intel. not the best prime minister ever, but pretty decent.
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    (Original post by 002)
    Blair recieves a lot of stick, a lot more than he deserves. Do you agree?
    Yes.

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    Blair is a champion of the poor. Agree or Disagree?
    Certainly not, one of his biggest mistakes was taking the classic Labour view that making poor people comfortable with lots of welfare helps them, in reality some people need a kick up the ass to get a job.

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    Many countries envied Britain for having Blair as leader. Agree?
    Some probably did.
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    Of course the removal of Saddam and the eventual death of Bin Ladedn were beneficial for the western society, yet this is a commonly overlooked fact amongst people who take Britains involvement in it as unnessary and a fruitless effort to look favourably in the eyes f Americans. What they frequently overlook Is the fact that the level of terror that has significantly increased over the years, therefore Blairs entry into the Iraq war was vital in devoliping a stance which portrayed how Britain will not accept terror. Furthermore, IMO, the entire eastern bloc can't be trusted. The cold war never ended. Sure we have no threat of nuclear attack from Iraq, but what about Iran / North Korea?
    The UK is immensely unpopular in Iran because of our involvement in the middle east. Charging on bull**** evidence and leaving a mess in our wake hasn't shown the world that we mean business; it's shown the world that we will go along with whatever the Americans say, and that we claim to be protecting and fostering democracy when we wouldn't even stand by it in our own country.
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    The UK is immensely unpopular in Iran because of our involvement in the middle east. Charging on bull**** evidence and leaving a mess in our wake hasn't shown the world that we mean business; it's shown the world that we will go along with whatever the Americans say, and that we claim to be protecting and fostering democracy when we wouldn't even stand by it in our own country.
    Id rather have the Americans in side than enemies though.
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    Tony Blair is the Anti Christ:devil:
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    I quite liked Blair, he ranks behind Thatcher and Major in the post-war period but comes third.

    On the economy i put everything down to Brown.

    On education his policy may or may not have been a mistake but he genuinely believed in education, this is clear. In healthcare he did more to marketise the NHS than Thatcher ever dreamed possible. On defense and foreign policy we went into Sierra Lionne, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, i'd have rather Iraq had been approved by the UNSC but ultimately we removed a traitor to our species and Iraq will be better off in the long term.

    He made mistakes but i must confess that in 2001 i'd have been tempted to vote for him.
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    (Original post by 002)
    Id rather have the Americans in side than enemies though.
    How about neutrality?
 
 
 
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