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Mr Blair said : “We should start to see the peak this week and hopefully things will start to improve from there,” External link

thenorthernecho Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair told : “The purpose of cooperation is not to put someone else’s interest before those of your own country,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "There was a miscarriage of justice. In the case of Gerard Conlon, and all the Guildford four, as well as Giuseppe Conlon and Annie Maguire and all of the Maguire seven," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair writes : “The system will say it’s doing the best it can on all fronts,” External link

msn-uk Monday, January 11, 2021 3:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "It is a different type of Labour Party. Can it be taken back? I don't know," External link

thesun Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "I don't think the British people will tolerate a situation where, for example, the choice at the next election is Boris Johnson versus Jeremy Corbyn. " External link

thesun Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "You've got to look at the ways in which we make the case in articulate and sensible ways as to why Scotland is stronger and better off inside the UK. " External link

thesun Monday, January 4, 2021 3:41:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Unless there’s a step-change of a radical nature in the vaccination programme, it’s very difficult to see how you’re going to keep schools open” External link

newsandstar Sunday, January 3, 2021 10:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added ( about Scottish First ) : “The truth of the matter is it's still not in Scotland's interest to separate from England. "There are huge economic and political reasons for the United Kingdom to stay the United Kingdom but we're going to have to examine whether there's different constitutional settlements. "I also think it's incredibly important, the single most important thing politically to my mind, is that we get a really capable opposition in Scotland – which should be the Labour Party – that's capable of contesting the Scottish nationalist position in Scotland in a way that prevents them from doing what they do at the moment, which is govern Scotland but pretend they're in opposition” External link

themirror Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair declared : “Not only Pfizer and AstraZeneca but possibly with the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine as well coming on stream. We should be aiming to get up to three, four, five million a week,” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, January 3, 2021 4:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Unless there’s a step-change of a radical nature in the vaccination programme, it’s very difficult to see how you’re going to keep schools open” External link

msn-uk Sunday, January 3, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Unless there’s a step-change of a radical nature in the vaccination programme, it’s very difficult to see how you’re going to keep schools open” External link

yorkpress Sunday, January 3, 2021 4:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Unless there’s a step-change of a radical nature in the vaccination programme, it’s very difficult to see how you’re going to keep schools open” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Your meeting with the Taoiseach on July 3 was inevitably dominated by discussion of Northern Ireland. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Your meeting with the Taoiseach on July 3 was inevitably dominated by discussion of Northern Ireland. " External link

themirror Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair wrote : "The logic behind age is naturally heightened risk of mortality," External link

heart Wednesday, December 23, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair told : “the reality is we are now in severe lockdown until vaccination” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, December 23, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair wrote : "The logic behind age is naturally heightened risk of mortality," External link

skynews Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair told : “the reality is we are now in severe lockdown until vaccination” External link

exeterexpressandecho Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair acknowledged : “the most difficult challenge ever faced by Government,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I know all the objections, but it will happen. It’s the only way the world will function and for lockdowns to no longer be the sole course of action” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair added : “This is nothing to do with politics” “I just want the government to succeed in getting on top of this virus. But we cannot afford to get this vaccination plan wrong” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "A development of this type would support the zone’s stated aim of increasing the capacity and choice of housing within neighbourhoods, while promoting walkable neighbourhoods, fostering a sense of community and increasing the vitality of centres," External link

voxy Sunday, December 6, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "This location will place future residents within easy reach of an array of local amenities including two supermarkets and a wide variety of retailers, as well as medical centres and the Rodney Surgical Centre. The area is well served with quality schooling in the form of Warkworth Primary School and Mahurangi College," External link

voxy Sunday, December 6, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Brexit as a political argument is over, but you can’t pretend it’s not a big event that’s about to happen in practical terms and therefore short-term it’s going to be very challenging for the country, especially in combination with Covid” External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 4, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Brexit as a political argument is over, but you can’t pretend it’s not a big event that’s about to happen in practical terms and therefore short-term it’s going to be very challenging for the country, especially in combination with Covid” External link

newsandstar Friday, December 4, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Brexit as a political argument is over, but you can’t pretend it’s not a big event that’s about to happen in practical terms and therefore short-term it’s going to be very challenging for the country, especially in combination with Covid” External link

thecourier Friday, December 4, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I’m delighted to have been elected chair of the all-party group on animal welfare, and to see widespread support across the political parties for introducing the group to prioritise a range of animal welfare issues,” “I look forward to working with colleagues over the coming months to progress legislation which will further enhance those protections” External link

msn-uk Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I’ve met with the family members and they’ve talked to me not just about the inconvenience but how emotionally impactful this was on them and it was very compelling,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “NCCM has been supporting the call for years for a recourse under the no-fly-list program – and now, for the first time, a recourse has been implemented to protect individuals falsely flagged on Canada’s no-fly list,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “We have another potential tenant showing interest in this property,” External link

thecourier Friday, October 30, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "In 1997 I would have known of the allegations made in 1991 in respect of Lord Janner by Frank Beck during his trial. " External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Strategically, if you were trying to enforce an unjust measure anywhere, Liverpool should have been the last place to do it,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s important that our rules demonstrate compassion,” External link

timeshighereducation Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "There was about half a dozen galaxias [fish] going along the edge of the riverbank looking for oxygen, they were coming up to the surface gasping," External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "She is not the person she used to be. " External link

chroniclelive Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair added : “His experience and insights will no doubt support our efforts over the coming year to help navigate the economy through the dual threats of Brexit and Covid,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair written : "I can only hope she can make a good life for herself and we can both move on from this" External link

themirror Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair written : "I can only hope she can make a good life for herself and we can both move on from this" External link

chroniclelive Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Look, my view is that social media is basically a plague on politics” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Look, my view is that social media is basically a plague on politics” External link

worcesternews Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Look, my view is that social media is basically a plague on politics” External link

oxfordtimes Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Of course it's very difficult to talk generally as most agriculture and horticulture businesses are different. But I would be more concerned about this koala SEPP if I was a developer rather than a farmer," External link

theherald-au Friday, September 11, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Of course it's very difficult to talk generally as most agriculture and horticulture businesses are different. But I would be more concerned about this koala SEPP if I was a developer rather than a farmer," External link

smh Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Of course it's very difficult to talk generally as most agriculture and horticulture businesses are different. But I would be more concerned about this koala SEPP if I was a developer rather than a farmer," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Of course it's very difficult to talk generally as most agriculture and horticulture businesses are different. But I would be more concerned about this koala SEPP if I was a developer rather than a farmer," External link

watoday Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Of course it's very difficult to talk generally as most agriculture and horticulture businesses are different. But I would be more concerned about this koala SEPP if I was a developer rather than a farmer," External link

theherald-au Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "I felt that he had changed in quite a fundamental way his attitude to those with whom he had been at war," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "If 70% of the cases are asymptomatic, you are not testing those people, they are all false negatives at the moment. " External link

plymouthherald Monday, August 17, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "I think acrimonious was probably an understatement," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "We are aware of incidents in which foreign actors have attempted to monitor, intimidate or threaten Canadians and those living in Canada. It is completely unacceptable," External link

abc-au Friday, August 7, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair told : “On some estimates 70 per cent of people with the disease are asymptomatic, so if you are only testing people with symptoms you are losing the majority of people from your testing strategy,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "His contribution to peace in Northern Ireland was epic and he will rightly be remembered for it. He was insistent it was possible, tireless in pursuit of it and endlessly creative in seeking ways of making it happen," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, August 3, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said ( about John Hume ) : “John Hume was a political titan; a visionary who refused to believe the future had to be the same as the past,” External link

theirishworld Monday, August 3, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I was fortunate to work with John on the Good Friday Agreement but also to get to know him years before,” External link

theirishworld Monday, August 3, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said ( about John Hume ) : "John Hume was a political titan; a visionary who refused to believe the future had to be the same as the past," External link

msn-uk Monday, August 3, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "His contribution to peace in Northern Ireland was epic and he will rightly be remembered for it. He was insistent it was possible, tireless in pursuit of it and endlessly creative in seeking ways of making it happen," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, August 3, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said ( about John Hume ) : "John Hume was a political titan; a visionary who refused to believe the future had to be the same as the past," External link

skynews Monday, August 3, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "My view of Scotland is there's been two problems really over the last decade," External link

skynews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Well, for the foreseeable future, for enough of the future that means it's worth putting in place the containment infrastructure that allows you to control it. " External link

skynews Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "No, I think even the most ardent supporter of the government would say that. " External link

skynews Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "I am already horrified by the potential economic damage, even from the lockdown we've done and the loss of confidence, if you go back into another big lockdown, I think it would be devastating for the economy," External link

skynews Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair told : "You should know and the government should investigate for the future at any rate," External link

heart Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "My view of Scotland is there's been two problems really over the last decade," External link

heart Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "My view of Scotland is there's been two problems really over the last decade," External link

skynews Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “He’s (Boris Johnson’s) not going to be the person who’s going to save the Union in that sense,” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Well, for the foreseeable future, for enough of the future that means it's worth putting in place the containment infrastructure that allows you to control it. " External link

msn-uk Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "No, I think even the most ardent supporter of the government would say that. " External link

msn-uk Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "No, I think even the most ardent supporter of the government would say that. :: Listen to the All Out Politics podcast on " External link

skynews Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Well, for the foreseeable future, for enough of the future that means it's worth putting in place the containment infrastructure that allows you to control it. " External link

skynews Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair added : "You can't be sure of this but there's at least a 50/50 chance that you have a resurgence of the disease in the autumn and that's why it is absolutely essential now to prepare for that" External link

thesun Friday, July 24, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "It is now clear what you have to do to prepare and we should prepare," External link

thesun Friday, July 24, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "It's all quite new, you're trying to keep everybody safe and still have as close to what it used to be like as possible. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “So, we will have to live with the reality that we will in some areas have to be prepared to confront China where its actions conflict with the reasonable interests and values of the wider international community; be able to compete with China where it is legitimate; and be ready to cooperate with China where it is necessary and to the benefit of the West, China and the world,” “In developing this strategic framework, the USA, Europe and our Asian allies should stand together so that any partnership with China comes from a position of strength; engage China – actively and intensely – both at the level of government and people to people; and in doing so enlarge the space for cooperation, shrink that of confrontation and keep competition according to international laws and norms” External link

thenational Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “even those UK Government members you talk to privately would admit that the lockdown response was too slow” External link

wandsworthguardian Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “even those UK Government members you talk to privately would admit that the lockdown response was too slow” External link

thecourier Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “even those UK Government members you talk to privately would admit that the lockdown response was too slow” External link

msn-uk Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "It is in the interests of no one that China is anything other than stable and prosperous" External link

heart Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “even those UK Government members you talk to privately would admit that the lockdown response was too slow” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “It is in the interests of no-one that China is anything other than stable and prosperous” External link

wandsworthguardian Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "It is in the interests of no one that China is anything other than stable and prosperous" External link

skynews Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “It is in the interests of no one that China is anything other than stable and prosperous” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “It is in the interests of no one that China is anything other than stable and prosperous” External link

msn-uk Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “It is in the interests of no one that China is anything other than stable and prosperous” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I am utterly dismayed by the decision to abolish DfID,” External link

kentonline Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I am utterly dismayed by the decision to abolish DfID,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I am utterly dismayed by the decision to abolish DfID,” External link

thecourier Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I am utterly dismayed by the decision to abolish DfID,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “People should not be gathering in large groups in the midst of a pandemic. They are putting into risk not only their own lives, but the lives of others,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair urged : "not testing enough, [was] the spike yet to come or could it be there is an additional resistance [to Covid-19] within the population?" External link

thenational Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "I'm aware that the appropriate investigations are currently under way," "And I would expect a report on the incident to be brought to the Policing Board at the earliest opportunity. I understand that it has been reported to the Police Ombudsman as well, and therefore, in addition to that, I would expect some briefing on the incident to be brought to the Policing Board" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair recalled : “Your answers get longer and more convoluted; your tone becomes more shrill; your face gets redder as the paucity of your argument becomes plainer,” “You glance sideways, imploring your own benches to give some sign of support and see the look of embarrassment on their faces” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair recalled : “Your answers get longer and more convoluted; your tone becomes more shrill; your face gets redder as the paucity of your argument becomes plainer,” “You glance sideways, imploring your own benches to give some sign of support and see the look of embarrassment on their faces” External link

nytimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “They’re right, I think, to be reopening the schools,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s changed for the better, for sure, in my view,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “They’re right, I think, to be reopening the schools,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Let’s be clear, the private schools will have been educating their children throughout this,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s changed for the better, for sure, in my view,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “They’re right, I think, to be reopening the schools,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, May 18, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Let’s be clear, the private schools will have been educating their children throughout this,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, May 18, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s changed for the better, for sure, in my view,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, May 18, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “They’re right, I think, to be reopening the schools,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, May 18, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Let’s be clear, the private schools will have been educating their children throughout this,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, May 18, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s changed for the better, for sure, in my view,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, May 18, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “They’re right, I think, to be reopening the schools,” External link

yorkpress Monday, May 18, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Let’s be clear, the private schools will have been educating their children throughout this,” External link

yorkpress Monday, May 18, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s changed for the better, for sure, in my view,” External link

yorkpress Monday, May 18, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “They’re right, I think, to be reopening the schools,” External link

worcesternews Monday, May 18, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Let’s be clear, the private schools will have been educating their children throughout this,” External link

worcesternews Monday, May 18, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s changed for the better, for sure, in my view,” External link

worcesternews Monday, May 18, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair noting : “the deliberate recourse to knives by young men must be deterred and the public must be protected” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "There are enough people, with enough disposable income, for us to be able to make a lot of money out of our higher quality, clean and green, value-added food and fibre products," "I've seen people in China pay $11 for a litre of Australian milk. They just don't trust their own produce in some cases and they've got the income to afford it" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 13, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "There are enough people, with enough disposable income, for us to be able to make a lot of money out of our higher quality, clean and green, value-added food and fibre products," "I've seen people in China pay $11 for a litre of Australian milk. They just don't trust their own produce in some cases and they've got the income to afford it" External link

theage Sunday, April 12, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “I’ve never known a situation like this. If it goes on for a long period of time, then that economic damage doesn’t just effect the economy per se, it also effects your ability to operate your health care system effectively” External link

independent-UK Monday, April 6, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I’m not going to second guess them on that. He knows the state of his own condition and he will be judging it carefully himself, I’m sure” External link

independent-UK Monday, April 6, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair replied : "I think you're talking about virtually everybody" External link

heart Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair replied : "I think you're talking about virtually everybody" External link

skynews Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “To beat populism, we have to be politically competent, strategically focused, and redefine the progressive challenge for the modern world,” External link

washtimes Friday, March 13, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Those who want to make the case for radical change make it best, not by setting people against each other, but by showing that shared purpose and common endeavor advances us all together,” “The more reasonable our demeanor, the more palatable the radical change” External link

washtimes Friday, March 13, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “We can’t just stop looking for new products and ways to expand just because of some rumours about what might be banned,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, March 2, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Any continuity candidate cannot take the country forward,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Any continuity candidate cannot take the country forward,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "Ian Murray understands that if Labour is to have any hope, it's got to be able to win in every part and every corner of the United Kingdom," "It's got to have a bold vision and programme, but it's got to be a programme realistic enough to win power" External link

bbc Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "We have a good education system in Ireland… [but] this is more than just a research announcement - it's a call to action for a stronger approach to how Government, business and education can work together to shape a society fit for the opportunities of tomorrow," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “We all understand the importance of a peaceful resolution, but a speedy resolution, because the impact of these barricades is unacceptable, untenable,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 24, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair told : “We don’t need to be fighting that culture war,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “You’ve got to distinguish between the advocacy of certain things that are right and you can say that whether it is about gay rights, transgender rights, whatever it is,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair argued : "We can be clear and radical and still in the centre," External link

heraldscotland Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "I don't want to damage anyone by supporting them so I have made up my mind that I am not going to give an on which candidate. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "If you're going to start trying to advocate things in a finger-jabbing sectarian way, saying 'If you don't sign up to what I'm saying then I'm going to disrupt your meetings and shout at you', you're not going to win that battle. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair argued : “We can be clear and radical and still in the centre,” External link

wandsworthguardian Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair argued : “We can be clear and radical and still in the centre,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair acknowledged ( about Harold Wilson ) : “It’s not as if my advice is particularly welcome to today’s party. But then it occurred to me that there are only two people born in the last 120 years who have actually won an election for Labour. And alas Harold Wilson is long gone” External link

standard Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair replied : "I literally don't know at this stage, it could go in a number of different directions" External link

skynews Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair acknowledged ( about Harold Wilson ) : “It’s not as if my advice is particularly welcome to today’s party. But then it occurred to me that there are only two people born in the last 120 years who have actually won an election for Labour. And alas Harold Wilson is long gone” External link

standard Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “What is going to make the next 120 years different from the first? That is the big challenge a mountain bigger than who’s the next leader,” External link

worcesternews Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “What is going to make the next 120 years different from the first? That is the big challenge a mountain bigger than who’s the next leader,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair recalled : “He would take me outside the room we were in, point across the sea towards Iran and say: ‘You see this short distance, that is why we cannot afford conflict’,” External link

thenational Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "I have seen this every day, in my own community, for 10 years or more. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair added : "I have seen this every day, in my own community, for 10 years or more. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, February 17, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair replied : “Thank you Kev. That’s quite enough” External link

thevisitor Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “We should recognise today that all over the Middle East and wider region there is one essential struggle – a struggle against extremism and in favour of rule-based economies and religiously tolerant societies,” External link

thenational Tuesday, February 4, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I want to make sure we have strong legislation that will include penalties and offences, new authorities for our police and our border agencies to be more effective at keeping those guns out,” “And finally, we know that there is a really big problem with criminal diversion, where people are buying legally and selling them illegally. [We want] to make sure the police have the means to catch these guys and prosecutors have the tools they need to convict them and that there are real consequences when they get caught and convicted” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 3, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s a destiny-changing decision and obviously it’s one I’m profoundly sad about,” External link

nytimes Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “There was horrendous chalking this past semester,” External link

nytimes Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “By strategically investing in our existing venues, we are pleased to report a year-on-year rise in turnover and underlying profitability” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair noted ( about Tony Blair ) : “Strong argument by @IanMurrayMP that needs to be made and heard if Labour is going to once again become a party of government - Tony Blair” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “There is a great deal of work going on right now with our security officials looking at security issues with respect to 5G in Canada,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Cameron, my darling son - when you were a small boy I used to call you ‘My buddy’. You grew up to be a fine young man and I was so proud to be your father,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair told : “There is a great deal of work going on right now with our security officials looking at security issues with respect to 5G in Canada,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “As a rugby player, Cameron had a lovely confidence about him . He played rugby like he lived, with a great joy and exuberance and he was an exciting player to see running with the ball in hand,” External link

irishtimes Monday, January 20, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Canadians rightly expect to be able to rely on the accuracy of these lifesaving services,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, January 13, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "If people like Harry and Meghan — who have brought new life into the monarchy and helped people think about it in a new way — if they've felt enough pushback from doing that, that they now feel like they have to effectively leave it, that says a lot about the institution of the monarchy in the UK," External link

abc-au Saturday, January 11, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "If people like Harry and Meghan — who have brought new life into the monarchy and helped people think about it in a new way — if they've felt enough pushback from doing that, that they now feel like they have to effectively leave it, that says a lot about the institution of the monarchy in the UK," External link

abc-au Friday, January 10, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair told : “I don’t have a good sense of smell, but certainly the women in our camp do and they complained,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It was quite obvious … the camp had been vacated for a while,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair told : “I don’t have a good sense of smell, but certainly the women in our camp do and they complained,” External link

smh Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It was quite obvious … the camp had been vacated for a while,” External link

smh Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "We called out, no one answered, the dog wasn't there and we walked into the camp," "It was quite obvious … the camp had been vacated for a while. We thought they might have been missing for a bit longer than people thought" External link

abc-au Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “You can discount the people that don’t vote and you can discount the adult vapers that maybe vote on other issues or don’t care about this,” External link

washtimes Thursday, January 2, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “There are more than 200,000 adult vapers in Wisconsin in 2016, and Ron Johnson outperformed Donald Trump by 70,000 votes and won by nearly 100,000 votes after not a single poll showed Ron Johnson winning the entire year,” “Every single vape shop across Wisconsin was motivated and engaged and politically active to get Ron Johnson [elected]” External link

washtimes Thursday, January 2, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “the benefit of the referendum will not just be here in Scotland, but throughout the United Kingdom” External link

heraldscotland Monday, December 30, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “He (Mr Corbyn) personified politically a brand of quasi-revolutionary socialism, mixing far left economic policy with deep hostility to Western foreign policy which never has appealed to traditional Labour voters and never will appeal to them, and represented for them a combination of misguided ideology and terminal ineptitude that they found insulting,” External link

wandsworthguardian Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT



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Mr Blair said : “We should start to see the peak this week and hopefully things will start to improve from there,” External link

thenorthernecho Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair told : “The purpose of cooperation is not to put someone else’s interest before those of your own country,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "There was a miscarriage of justice. In the case of Gerard Conlon, and all the Guildford four, as well as Giuseppe Conlon and Annie Maguire and all of the Maguire seven," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair writes : “The system will say it’s doing the best it can on all fronts,” External link

msn-uk Monday, January 11, 2021 3:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "It is a different type of Labour Party. Can it be taken back? I don't know," External link

thesun Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "I don't think the British people will tolerate a situation where, for example, the choice at the next election is Boris Johnson versus Jeremy Corbyn. " External link

thesun Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "You've got to look at the ways in which we make the case in articulate and sensible ways as to why Scotland is stronger and better off inside the UK. " External link

thesun Monday, January 4, 2021 3:41:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Unless there’s a step-change of a radical nature in the vaccination programme, it’s very difficult to see how you’re going to keep schools open” External link

newsandstar Sunday, January 3, 2021 10:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added ( about Scottish First ) : “The truth of the matter is it's still not in Scotland's interest to separate from England. "There are huge economic and political reasons for the United Kingdom to stay the United Kingdom but we're going to have to examine whether there's different constitutional settlements. "I also think it's incredibly important, the single most important thing politically to my mind, is that we get a really capable opposition in Scotland – which should be the Labour Party – that's capable of contesting the Scottish nationalist position in Scotland in a way that prevents them from doing what they do at the moment, which is govern Scotland but pretend they're in opposition” External link

themirror Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair declared : “Not only Pfizer and AstraZeneca but possibly with the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine as well coming on stream. We should be aiming to get up to three, four, five million a week,” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, January 3, 2021 4:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Unless there’s a step-change of a radical nature in the vaccination programme, it’s very difficult to see how you’re going to keep schools open” External link

msn-uk Sunday, January 3, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Unless there’s a step-change of a radical nature in the vaccination programme, it’s very difficult to see how you’re going to keep schools open” External link

yorkpress Sunday, January 3, 2021 4:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Unless there’s a step-change of a radical nature in the vaccination programme, it’s very difficult to see how you’re going to keep schools open” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Your meeting with the Taoiseach on July 3 was inevitably dominated by discussion of Northern Ireland. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Your meeting with the Taoiseach on July 3 was inevitably dominated by discussion of Northern Ireland. " External link

themirror Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair wrote : "The logic behind age is naturally heightened risk of mortality," External link

heart Wednesday, December 23, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair told : “the reality is we are now in severe lockdown until vaccination” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, December 23, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair wrote : "The logic behind age is naturally heightened risk of mortality," External link

skynews Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair told : “the reality is we are now in severe lockdown until vaccination” External link

exeterexpressandecho Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair acknowledged : “the most difficult challenge ever faced by Government,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I know all the objections, but it will happen. It’s the only way the world will function and for lockdowns to no longer be the sole course of action” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair added : “This is nothing to do with politics” “I just want the government to succeed in getting on top of this virus. But we cannot afford to get this vaccination plan wrong” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "A development of this type would support the zone’s stated aim of increasing the capacity and choice of housing within neighbourhoods, while promoting walkable neighbourhoods, fostering a sense of community and increasing the vitality of centres," External link

voxy Sunday, December 6, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "This location will place future residents within easy reach of an array of local amenities including two supermarkets and a wide variety of retailers, as well as medical centres and the Rodney Surgical Centre. The area is well served with quality schooling in the form of Warkworth Primary School and Mahurangi College," External link

voxy Sunday, December 6, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Brexit as a political argument is over, but you can’t pretend it’s not a big event that’s about to happen in practical terms and therefore short-term it’s going to be very challenging for the country, especially in combination with Covid” External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 4, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Brexit as a political argument is over, but you can’t pretend it’s not a big event that’s about to happen in practical terms and therefore short-term it’s going to be very challenging for the country, especially in combination with Covid” External link

newsandstar Friday, December 4, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Brexit as a political argument is over, but you can’t pretend it’s not a big event that’s about to happen in practical terms and therefore short-term it’s going to be very challenging for the country, especially in combination with Covid” External link

thecourier Friday, December 4, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I’m delighted to have been elected chair of the all-party group on animal welfare, and to see widespread support across the political parties for introducing the group to prioritise a range of animal welfare issues,” “I look forward to working with colleagues over the coming months to progress legislation which will further enhance those protections” External link

msn-uk Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I’ve met with the family members and they’ve talked to me not just about the inconvenience but how emotionally impactful this was on them and it was very compelling,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “NCCM has been supporting the call for years for a recourse under the no-fly-list program – and now, for the first time, a recourse has been implemented to protect individuals falsely flagged on Canada’s no-fly list,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “We have another potential tenant showing interest in this property,” External link

thecourier Friday, October 30, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "In 1997 I would have known of the allegations made in 1991 in respect of Lord Janner by Frank Beck during his trial. " External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 28, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Strategically, if you were trying to enforce an unjust measure anywhere, Liverpool should have been the last place to do it,” External link

nytimes Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s important that our rules demonstrate compassion,” External link

timeshighereducation Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "There was about half a dozen galaxias [fish] going along the edge of the riverbank looking for oxygen, they were coming up to the surface gasping," External link

abc-au Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "She is not the person she used to be. " External link

chroniclelive Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair added : “His experience and insights will no doubt support our efforts over the coming year to help navigate the economy through the dual threats of Brexit and Covid,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair written : "I can only hope she can make a good life for herself and we can both move on from this" External link

themirror Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair written : "I can only hope she can make a good life for herself and we can both move on from this" External link

chroniclelive Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Look, my view is that social media is basically a plague on politics” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Look, my view is that social media is basically a plague on politics” External link

worcesternews Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Look, my view is that social media is basically a plague on politics” External link

oxfordtimes Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Of course it's very difficult to talk generally as most agriculture and horticulture businesses are different. But I would be more concerned about this koala SEPP if I was a developer rather than a farmer," External link

theherald-au Friday, September 11, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Of course it's very difficult to talk generally as most agriculture and horticulture businesses are different. But I would be more concerned about this koala SEPP if I was a developer rather than a farmer," External link

smh Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Of course it's very difficult to talk generally as most agriculture and horticulture businesses are different. But I would be more concerned about this koala SEPP if I was a developer rather than a farmer," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Of course it's very difficult to talk generally as most agriculture and horticulture businesses are different. But I would be more concerned about this koala SEPP if I was a developer rather than a farmer," External link

watoday Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Of course it's very difficult to talk generally as most agriculture and horticulture businesses are different. But I would be more concerned about this koala SEPP if I was a developer rather than a farmer," External link

theherald-au Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "I felt that he had changed in quite a fundamental way his attitude to those with whom he had been at war," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "If 70% of the cases are asymptomatic, you are not testing those people, they are all false negatives at the moment. " External link

plymouthherald Monday, August 17, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "I think acrimonious was probably an understatement," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "We are aware of incidents in which foreign actors have attempted to monitor, intimidate or threaten Canadians and those living in Canada. It is completely unacceptable," External link

abc-au Friday, August 7, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair told : “On some estimates 70 per cent of people with the disease are asymptomatic, so if you are only testing people with symptoms you are losing the majority of people from your testing strategy,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "His contribution to peace in Northern Ireland was epic and he will rightly be remembered for it. He was insistent it was possible, tireless in pursuit of it and endlessly creative in seeking ways of making it happen," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, August 3, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said ( about John Hume ) : “John Hume was a political titan; a visionary who refused to believe the future had to be the same as the past,” External link

theirishworld Monday, August 3, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I was fortunate to work with John on the Good Friday Agreement but also to get to know him years before,” External link

theirishworld Monday, August 3, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said ( about John Hume ) : "John Hume was a political titan; a visionary who refused to believe the future had to be the same as the past," External link

msn-uk Monday, August 3, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "His contribution to peace in Northern Ireland was epic and he will rightly be remembered for it. He was insistent it was possible, tireless in pursuit of it and endlessly creative in seeking ways of making it happen," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, August 3, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said ( about John Hume ) : "John Hume was a political titan; a visionary who refused to believe the future had to be the same as the past," External link

skynews Monday, August 3, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "My view of Scotland is there's been two problems really over the last decade," External link

skynews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Well, for the foreseeable future, for enough of the future that means it's worth putting in place the containment infrastructure that allows you to control it. " External link

skynews Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "No, I think even the most ardent supporter of the government would say that. " External link

skynews Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "I am already horrified by the potential economic damage, even from the lockdown we've done and the loss of confidence, if you go back into another big lockdown, I think it would be devastating for the economy," External link

skynews Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair told : "You should know and the government should investigate for the future at any rate," External link

heart Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "My view of Scotland is there's been two problems really over the last decade," External link

heart Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "My view of Scotland is there's been two problems really over the last decade," External link

skynews Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “He’s (Boris Johnson’s) not going to be the person who’s going to save the Union in that sense,” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Well, for the foreseeable future, for enough of the future that means it's worth putting in place the containment infrastructure that allows you to control it. " External link

msn-uk Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "No, I think even the most ardent supporter of the government would say that. " External link

msn-uk Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "No, I think even the most ardent supporter of the government would say that. :: Listen to the All Out Politics podcast on " External link

skynews Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "Well, for the foreseeable future, for enough of the future that means it's worth putting in place the containment infrastructure that allows you to control it. " External link

skynews Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair added : "You can't be sure of this but there's at least a 50/50 chance that you have a resurgence of the disease in the autumn and that's why it is absolutely essential now to prepare for that" External link

thesun Friday, July 24, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "It is now clear what you have to do to prepare and we should prepare," External link

thesun Friday, July 24, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "It's all quite new, you're trying to keep everybody safe and still have as close to what it used to be like as possible. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “So, we will have to live with the reality that we will in some areas have to be prepared to confront China where its actions conflict with the reasonable interests and values of the wider international community; be able to compete with China where it is legitimate; and be ready to cooperate with China where it is necessary and to the benefit of the West, China and the world,” “In developing this strategic framework, the USA, Europe and our Asian allies should stand together so that any partnership with China comes from a position of strength; engage China – actively and intensely – both at the level of government and people to people; and in doing so enlarge the space for cooperation, shrink that of confrontation and keep competition according to international laws and norms” External link

thenational Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “even those UK Government members you talk to privately would admit that the lockdown response was too slow” External link

wandsworthguardian Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “even those UK Government members you talk to privately would admit that the lockdown response was too slow” External link

thecourier Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “even those UK Government members you talk to privately would admit that the lockdown response was too slow” External link

msn-uk Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "It is in the interests of no one that China is anything other than stable and prosperous" External link

heart Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “even those UK Government members you talk to privately would admit that the lockdown response was too slow” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “It is in the interests of no-one that China is anything other than stable and prosperous” External link

wandsworthguardian Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "It is in the interests of no one that China is anything other than stable and prosperous" External link

skynews Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “It is in the interests of no one that China is anything other than stable and prosperous” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “It is in the interests of no one that China is anything other than stable and prosperous” External link

msn-uk Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “It is in the interests of no one that China is anything other than stable and prosperous” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I am utterly dismayed by the decision to abolish DfID,” External link

kentonline Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I am utterly dismayed by the decision to abolish DfID,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I am utterly dismayed by the decision to abolish DfID,” External link

thecourier Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I am utterly dismayed by the decision to abolish DfID,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “People should not be gathering in large groups in the midst of a pandemic. They are putting into risk not only their own lives, but the lives of others,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair urged : "not testing enough, [was] the spike yet to come or could it be there is an additional resistance [to Covid-19] within the population?" External link

thenational Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "I'm aware that the appropriate investigations are currently under way," "And I would expect a report on the incident to be brought to the Policing Board at the earliest opportunity. I understand that it has been reported to the Police Ombudsman as well, and therefore, in addition to that, I would expect some briefing on the incident to be brought to the Policing Board" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair recalled : “Your answers get longer and more convoluted; your tone becomes more shrill; your face gets redder as the paucity of your argument becomes plainer,” “You glance sideways, imploring your own benches to give some sign of support and see the look of embarrassment on their faces” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair recalled : “Your answers get longer and more convoluted; your tone becomes more shrill; your face gets redder as the paucity of your argument becomes plainer,” “You glance sideways, imploring your own benches to give some sign of support and see the look of embarrassment on their faces” External link

nytimes Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “They’re right, I think, to be reopening the schools,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s changed for the better, for sure, in my view,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “They’re right, I think, to be reopening the schools,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Let’s be clear, the private schools will have been educating their children throughout this,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s changed for the better, for sure, in my view,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “They’re right, I think, to be reopening the schools,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, May 18, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Let’s be clear, the private schools will have been educating their children throughout this,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, May 18, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s changed for the better, for sure, in my view,” External link

southwalesargus Monday, May 18, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “They’re right, I think, to be reopening the schools,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, May 18, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Let’s be clear, the private schools will have been educating their children throughout this,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, May 18, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s changed for the better, for sure, in my view,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, May 18, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “They’re right, I think, to be reopening the schools,” External link

yorkpress Monday, May 18, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Let’s be clear, the private schools will have been educating their children throughout this,” External link

yorkpress Monday, May 18, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s changed for the better, for sure, in my view,” External link

yorkpress Monday, May 18, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “They’re right, I think, to be reopening the schools,” External link

worcesternews Monday, May 18, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “Let’s be clear, the private schools will have been educating their children throughout this,” External link

worcesternews Monday, May 18, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s changed for the better, for sure, in my view,” External link

worcesternews Monday, May 18, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair noting : “the deliberate recourse to knives by young men must be deterred and the public must be protected” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "There are enough people, with enough disposable income, for us to be able to make a lot of money out of our higher quality, clean and green, value-added food and fibre products," "I've seen people in China pay $11 for a litre of Australian milk. They just don't trust their own produce in some cases and they've got the income to afford it" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 13, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "There are enough people, with enough disposable income, for us to be able to make a lot of money out of our higher quality, clean and green, value-added food and fibre products," "I've seen people in China pay $11 for a litre of Australian milk. They just don't trust their own produce in some cases and they've got the income to afford it" External link

theage Sunday, April 12, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : “I’ve never known a situation like this. If it goes on for a long period of time, then that economic damage doesn’t just effect the economy per se, it also effects your ability to operate your health care system effectively” External link

independent-UK Monday, April 6, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I’m not going to second guess them on that. He knows the state of his own condition and he will be judging it carefully himself, I’m sure” External link

independent-UK Monday, April 6, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair replied : "I think you're talking about virtually everybody" External link

heart Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair replied : "I think you're talking about virtually everybody" External link

skynews Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “To beat populism, we have to be politically competent, strategically focused, and redefine the progressive challenge for the modern world,” External link

washtimes Friday, March 13, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Those who want to make the case for radical change make it best, not by setting people against each other, but by showing that shared purpose and common endeavor advances us all together,” “The more reasonable our demeanor, the more palatable the radical change” External link

washtimes Friday, March 13, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “We can’t just stop looking for new products and ways to expand just because of some rumours about what might be banned,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, March 2, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Any continuity candidate cannot take the country forward,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Any continuity candidate cannot take the country forward,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "Ian Murray understands that if Labour is to have any hope, it's got to be able to win in every part and every corner of the United Kingdom," "It's got to have a bold vision and programme, but it's got to be a programme realistic enough to win power" External link

bbc Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "We have a good education system in Ireland… [but] this is more than just a research announcement - it's a call to action for a stronger approach to how Government, business and education can work together to shape a society fit for the opportunities of tomorrow," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “We all understand the importance of a peaceful resolution, but a speedy resolution, because the impact of these barricades is unacceptable, untenable,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 24, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair told : “We don’t need to be fighting that culture war,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “You’ve got to distinguish between the advocacy of certain things that are right and you can say that whether it is about gay rights, transgender rights, whatever it is,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair argued : "We can be clear and radical and still in the centre," External link

heraldscotland Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "I don't want to damage anyone by supporting them so I have made up my mind that I am not going to give an on which candidate. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : "If you're going to start trying to advocate things in a finger-jabbing sectarian way, saying 'If you don't sign up to what I'm saying then I'm going to disrupt your meetings and shout at you', you're not going to win that battle. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair argued : “We can be clear and radical and still in the centre,” External link

wandsworthguardian Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair argued : “We can be clear and radical and still in the centre,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair acknowledged ( about Harold Wilson ) : “It’s not as if my advice is particularly welcome to today’s party. But then it occurred to me that there are only two people born in the last 120 years who have actually won an election for Labour. And alas Harold Wilson is long gone” External link

standard Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair replied : "I literally don't know at this stage, it could go in a number of different directions" External link

skynews Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair acknowledged ( about Harold Wilson ) : “It’s not as if my advice is particularly welcome to today’s party. But then it occurred to me that there are only two people born in the last 120 years who have actually won an election for Labour. And alas Harold Wilson is long gone” External link

standard Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “What is going to make the next 120 years different from the first? That is the big challenge a mountain bigger than who’s the next leader,” External link

worcesternews Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “What is going to make the next 120 years different from the first? That is the big challenge a mountain bigger than who’s the next leader,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair recalled : “He would take me outside the room we were in, point across the sea towards Iran and say: ‘You see this short distance, that is why we cannot afford conflict’,” External link

thenational Wednesday, February 19, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair added : "I have seen this every day, in my own community, for 10 years or more. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair added : "I have seen this every day, in my own community, for 10 years or more. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, February 17, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair replied : “Thank you Kev. That’s quite enough” External link

thevisitor Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “We should recognise today that all over the Middle East and wider region there is one essential struggle – a struggle against extremism and in favour of rule-based economies and religiously tolerant societies,” External link

thenational Tuesday, February 4, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “I want to make sure we have strong legislation that will include penalties and offences, new authorities for our police and our border agencies to be more effective at keeping those guns out,” “And finally, we know that there is a really big problem with criminal diversion, where people are buying legally and selling them illegally. [We want] to make sure the police have the means to catch these guys and prosecutors have the tools they need to convict them and that there are real consequences when they get caught and convicted” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 3, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It’s a destiny-changing decision and obviously it’s one I’m profoundly sad about,” External link

nytimes Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “There was horrendous chalking this past semester,” External link

nytimes Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “By strategically investing in our existing venues, we are pleased to report a year-on-year rise in turnover and underlying profitability” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair noted ( about Tony Blair ) : “Strong argument by @IanMurrayMP that needs to be made and heard if Labour is going to once again become a party of government - Tony Blair” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “There is a great deal of work going on right now with our security officials looking at security issues with respect to 5G in Canada,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Cameron, my darling son - when you were a small boy I used to call you ‘My buddy’. You grew up to be a fine young man and I was so proud to be your father,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair told : “There is a great deal of work going on right now with our security officials looking at security issues with respect to 5G in Canada,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “As a rugby player, Cameron had a lovely confidence about him . He played rugby like he lived, with a great joy and exuberance and he was an exciting player to see running with the ball in hand,” External link

irishtimes Monday, January 20, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “Canadians rightly expect to be able to rely on the accuracy of these lifesaving services,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, January 13, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "If people like Harry and Meghan — who have brought new life into the monarchy and helped people think about it in a new way — if they've felt enough pushback from doing that, that they now feel like they have to effectively leave it, that says a lot about the institution of the monarchy in the UK," External link

abc-au Saturday, January 11, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "If people like Harry and Meghan — who have brought new life into the monarchy and helped people think about it in a new way — if they've felt enough pushback from doing that, that they now feel like they have to effectively leave it, that says a lot about the institution of the monarchy in the UK," External link

abc-au Friday, January 10, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Mr Blair told : “I don’t have a good sense of smell, but certainly the women in our camp do and they complained,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It was quite obvious … the camp had been vacated for a while,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair told : “I don’t have a good sense of smell, but certainly the women in our camp do and they complained,” External link

smh Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “It was quite obvious … the camp had been vacated for a while,” External link

smh Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : "We called out, no one answered, the dog wasn't there and we walked into the camp," "It was quite obvious … the camp had been vacated for a while. We thought they might have been missing for a bit longer than people thought" External link

abc-au Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:37:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “You can discount the people that don’t vote and you can discount the adult vapers that maybe vote on other issues or don’t care about this,” External link

washtimes Thursday, January 2, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “There are more than 200,000 adult vapers in Wisconsin in 2016, and Ron Johnson outperformed Donald Trump by 70,000 votes and won by nearly 100,000 votes after not a single poll showed Ron Johnson winning the entire year,” “Every single vape shop across Wisconsin was motivated and engaged and politically active to get Ron Johnson [elected]” External link

washtimes Thursday, January 2, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “the benefit of the referendum will not just be here in Scotland, but throughout the United Kingdom” External link

heraldscotland Monday, December 30, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Mr Blair said : “He (Mr Corbyn) personified politically a brand of quasi-revolutionary socialism, mixing far left economic policy with deep hostility to Western foreign policy which never has appealed to traditional Labour voters and never will appeal to them, and represented for them a combination of misguided ideology and terminal ineptitude that they found insulting,” External link

wandsworthguardian Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
envoy1.59%EN03/05/201705/03/2017
accused17.46%EN02/18/201718/02/2017
philanthropist1.59%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
prime minister26.98%EN08/03/201603/08/2016
minister12.70%EN08/03/201603/08/2016
premier1.59%EN08/02/201602/08/2016
labour premier1.59%EN08/02/201602/08/2016
predecessor3.17%EN07/12/201612/07/2016
president7.94%EN07/06/201606/07/2016
former foreign secretary4.76%EN07/05/201605/07/2016
former boss3.17%EN07/05/201605/07/2016
former labour prime minister1.59%EN07/03/201603/07/2016
major1.59%EN06/28/201628/06/2016
successor9.52%EN06/09/201609/06/2016
former labour leader1.59%EN05/29/201629/05/2016
leader1.59%EN03/11/201511/03/2015
labour leader1.59%EN03/09/201509/03/2015
Names Lang Count
Mr BlairEN99.94%
Mr BlairFR0.06%


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