Tony Blair
03/24/2017 at 10:54. Facebook
Straight after the EU Referendum if you’d said to people we’re out the Single Market, out the Customs Union, people would have said: hang on, we didn’t decide that? So how did we decide that? We didn’t. We just stumbled into it.

Tony Blair speaks to Anne McElvoy of The Economist.

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Tony Blair
03/21/2017 at 14:41. Facebook
The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change is hosting the inaugural Africa Delivery Exchange in Nairobi this week, bringing together senior government figures from the continent to discuss how to continue to deliver reforms to improve the lives of their citizens.

Representatives from seven countries will share their experiences of getting things done in government. The Exchange will also will...
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Tony Blair
03/21/2017 at 13:50. Facebook
“The centre was never in the blame game. We were in the future game. If you want to revive the centre you’ve got to have answers. You’ve got to be linking up with people creating the technology, making the changes and saying how do we help people through this?"

"How are the opportunities of tech used to transform healthcare, education, the way government functions? What special measures do...
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Can the Centre Hold? - BBC Radio 4

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Tony Blair
03/21/2017 at 10:02. Facebook
"I will remember him with immense gratitude for the part he played in the peace process and with genuine affection for the man I came to know and admire for his contribution to peace."

Tony Blair's statement on Martin McGuinness.

Tony Blair statement on Martin McGuinness

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“All of the work that the organisations I have helped create since leaving office 10 years ago will be part of this new Institute. There is an absolute linkage between the new stream of work, Renewing the Centre, and all of the other elements of our work: they are all defined by an attempt to change policy so that we are solving the challenges of globalisation more effectively."

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Renewing the Centre

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In the Middle East, we are pioneering a new approach towards the two state solution, namely through the Israel/Arab relationship.

Renewing the Centre

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We have to promote co-existence and mutual respect between religions.

Renewing the Centre

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In development policy, we believe that governance and not simply aid is the way forward.

Renewing the Centre

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All the elements of our work are defined by an attempt to change policy so that we are solving the challenges of globalisation.

Renewing the Centre

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“If we find the right words to defend our values, and the right policies to give a real perspective to every citizen, the future of liberal democracy can shine as brightly as its past.”

This means that we need to identify the policies that can counteract the drivers of discontent. Liberal democracy will only be secure if most people once again feel that the future holds promise for them, that...
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Renewing Liberal Democracy

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All of the work that the organisations I have helped create since leaving office 10 years ago will be part of this new Institute. There is an absolute linkage between the new stream of work, Renewing the Centre, and all of the other elements of our work: they are all defined by an attempt to change policy so that we are solving the challenges of globalisation more effectively.

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Renewing the Centre

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The centre needs to develop a new policy agenda that shows people they will get support to help them through the change that’s happening around them. At the heart of this has to be an alliance between those driving the technological revolution, in Silicon Valley and elsewhere, and those responsible for public policy in government. At present, there is a chasm of understanding between the two....
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Tony Blair: Against Populism, the Center Must Hold

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This is a Government for Brexit, of Brexit and dominated by Brexit. It is a mono-purpose political entity.

Nothing else truly matters: not the NHS, now in its most severe crisis since its creation; not the real challenge of the modern economy, the new technological revolutions of AI and Big Data; not the upgrade of our education system to prepare people for this new world; not investment in...
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We have to build a movement which stretches across Party lines; and devise new ways of communication. There are lots of different groups doing great work, Open Britain being one. These groups must find ways of concerting strategy and tactics effectively. We should begin to create informal links immediately and then build them into a movement with weight and reach.

But the Brexit debate is...
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I am immensely saddened to hear that Gordon Aikman has died. He was a truly vital and remarkable man and I am proud to have known him. Gordon showed tremendous courage and determination after he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. He refused to be defeated and instead campaigned tirelessly on behalf of fellow sufferers and wrote movingly about his own experiences in dealing with this...
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I accept the mandate of the referendum. And if it can be ‘made to work’ and the Government comes through with a solution which protects the British economy and our influence over things Europe does which affect us, then even though I will still disagree with leaving, frankly I will have to lump it. But many approached this referendum on the basis not of ideology but because they believed it...
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I am Tony Blair, ask me anything

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Most of the challenges in the world today are to do with trade, with technology, with how you make sure that people get a good education and how you reform health care systems. They are challenges require solutions that are practical, evidence-based and capable of improving people's lives. Because for those living in a community that’s become fragmented and left behind, in the end, the answer...
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It was inspiring to speak to the Seeds of Peace graduates such as Simone, Shamma, Rehan and Bryson. These are young people working for change in countries in the Middle East, in South Asia and across the world. And having been part of a programme that brings together young people of different faiths and cultures, to help break down prejudices and build understanding, they can play a vital role...
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We’re in a new political situation, which has a lot of dangers to it. But it’s important to emphasise a few things. The first is: populism is not new. Concern about immigration isn’t new. Globalisation is not new in its effects.

But what is new are two things: first of all, post-financial crisis and with all the change in the world, people are insecure and anxious. They see their communities...
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I care about my country and the world my children and grandchildren will grow up in; and want to play at least a small part in contributing to the debate about the future of both.

My plans: goo.gl/wII07s