Why won't tony blair run for leader again Watch

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I don't understand he was the greatest PM in british history since wiston churchill. My parents love him as does everyone on my street. He made Britain a fairer country with a booming economy and a diverse society. If he was to run in 2020 he would mop the floor with the tories and win a landside majority once more. Why won't he even consider running again? Is it out of principle?
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Been there does that.

You're right though.
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(Original post by intelligent con)
I don't understand he was the greatest PM in british history since wiston churchill. My parents love him as does everyone on my street. He made Britain a fairer country with a booming economy and a diverse society. If he was to run in 2020 he would mop the floor with the tories and win a landside majority once more. Why won't he even consider running again? Is it out of principle?
It would be a tremendous reduction in salary for him. Would other Labourites want him back?
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I don't understand he was the greatest PM in british history since wiston churchill. My parents love him as does everyone on my street. He made Britain a fairer country with a booming economy and a diverse society. If he was to run in 2020 he would mop the floor with the tories and win a landside majority once more. Why won't he even consider running again? Is it out of principle?
He wouldnt win again in 2020. His popularity has declined and the tories now occupy the centre ground he likes to go on about. If he was to come back to power it would just cause more defections by the left wing side of Labour and lead to another loss.
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He is too busy in Asia fraternising with tyrants and earning money for old rope. Plus no-one would vote for him. It would be a bit of a sorry state of affairs, worse than the French bringing Sarko back - is there really that little anyone else has to offer? I quite like Blair and while I am against it I don't care that much about the war. But I wouldn't want him to return
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He wouldnt win again in 2020. His popularity has declined and the tories now occupy the centre ground he likes to go on about. If he was to come back to power it would just cause more defections by the left wing side of Labour and lead to another loss.
John Major had the highest popularity of any leader ever (in the UK before u pedantic nutjobs get me) at one point.
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John Major had the highest popularity of any leader ever (in the UK before u pedantic nutjobs get me).
He comes 7th on this one.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...pular-PMs.html
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(Original post by Markt1998)
He comes 7th on this one.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...pular-PMs.html
I meant at the time Tony Blair became leader in 1994. Point is if Blair works his spin he'll win
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I meant at the time Tony Blair became leader in 1994. Point is if Blair works his spin he'll win
Doubt it. The powers of his spin have been fading since he was first elected.
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Doubt it. The powers of his spin have been fading since he was first elected.
He managed to win an election after Iraq
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What's the point in winning an election as labour if you then govern as the Tory lite?
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What's the point in winning an election as labour if you then govern as the Tory lite?
Because it's Tory lite.

Ergo you might have a government like the Tories but in some areas they aren't.
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While I do not believe that Tony Blair is the devil incarnate that users on Mailonline seem to think, I doubt he would win a landslide given Iraq and so on.
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Tony Blair won't run again because he has managed to find a job that pays a lot for money without requiring him to pretend he has a soul. Abu Hamza has a better claim to represent the population than Blair, and he has less of a bloodlust.
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tony blair? mr iraq war? mr deficit? mr-faith schools? mr immigration? mr political correctness culture? mr manipulation-of-crime-statistics?
nah.
also, he isn't even an MP
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He's unelectable and more unpopular than Thatcher. That's why.

Not to mention champagne socialist par excellence.
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(Original post by intelligent con)
I don't understand he was the greatest PM in british history since wiston churchill. My parents love him as does everyone on my street. He made Britain a fairer country with a booming economy and a diverse society. If he was to run in 2020 he would mop the floor with the tories and win a landside majority once more. Why won't he even consider running again? Is it out of principle?
Oh yet another TSR member who thinks a war criminal is the greatest PM we have had :lol: :facepalm:

On the actual question, he isnt an MP so cant, even if he wanted to.

plus, just because youre parents and people on your street love a war criminal, doesnt mean anything, as I can say the exact opposite. Where I am all 7 MPs in the County are Tories, and the tories have over 60 Councillors on the County council and Labour have less than 10 . Using your logic, there should (and is ) a Tory government. I 'm using your logic here, so you cant actually criticise it without looking a bit foolish.
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Oh yet another TSR member who thinks a war criminal is the greatest PM we have had :lol: :facepalm:

On the actual question, he isnt an MP so cant, even if he wanted to.

plus, just because youre parents and people on your street love a war criminal, doesnt mean anything, as I can say the exact opposite. Where I am all 7 MPs in the County are Tories, and the tories have over 60 Councillors on the County council and labour have less than 10
Has "war criminal" Tony Blair been accused of supporting any of the following?[*]
  1. Directing attacks against civilians
  2. Directing attacks against humanitarian workers or UN peacekeepers
  3. Killing a surrendered combatant
  4. Misusing a flag of truce
  5. Settlement of occupied territory
  6. Deportation of inhabitants of occupied territory
  7. Using poison weapons
  8. Using civilians as shields
  9. Using child soldiers
  10. Firing upon a Combat Medic with clear insignia.

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Has "war criminal" Tony Blair been accused of supporting any of the following?[*]
  1. Directing attacks against civilians
  2. Directing attacks against humanitarian workers or UN peacekeepers
  3. Killing a surrendered combatant
  4. Misusing a flag of truce
  5. Settlement of occupied territory
  6. Deportation of inhabitants of occupied territory
  7. Using poison weapons
  8. Using civilians as shields
  9. Using child soldiers
  10. Firing upon a Combat Medic with clear insignia.

"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...-Iraq-War.html
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God forbid
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