ENG: Anthony Charles Lynton "Tony" Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. He resigned from all of these positions in June 2007.
Blair was elected Leader of the Labour Party in the leadership election of July 1994, following the sudden death of his predecessor, John Smith. Under his leadership, the party used the phrase "New Labour" to distance it from previous Labour policies. Blair declared opposition to the traditional conception of socialism, and declared support for a new conception of socialism that he referred to as "social-ism" that involved politics that recognized ...
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be one of the three laureates of the Dan David Prize for 2009, awarded annually by Tel Aviv University.
Each of the laureates will receive a $1 million prize, 10 percent of which is contributed to 20 doctoral and post-doctoral scholarships.
Blair was selected to receive the prize in leadership for what the judges described as "his exceptional leadership and steadfast determination in helping to engineer agreements and forge lasting solutions to areas in conflict."
Also receiving the prize for 2009 are Paolo de Bernardis, Andre Lange and ...
For those who wondered why a seemingly intelligent person like Blair was so close to Bush, here it is. The man who helped launch a war that opened up religious strife in one of the most tense areas in the world is back to lecture us on the need for more religion. Great. After the last eight years of religion being shoved down our throats, this is the last thing I want to hear from a Western political leader. The upside is he's out of power so there's only so there are limits to how much time he gets in the news. Go pray for someone else and keep me out of it. Keep your damned religion out of ...
Former prime minister receives presidential medal of freedom for 'efforts to promote democracy and peace abroad'
George Bush presented Tony Blair with the presidential medal of freedom, the highest honour awarded to civilians in the United States, at a ceremony at the White House today.The former prime minister received the medal for "efforts to promote democracy, human rights and peace abroad", the White House said. The former Australian prime minister John Howard and Colombian president Alvaro Uribe also received the medal today, during Bush's last week as US president.Speaking at the ...
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Calling all women!
The TBSF has 725 women members who have trained as sports coaches through the Foundation. Ranging from our 12 year old Tennis Young Leader to our 64 year old Leader in Running Fitness, they all give their time helping others to play sport. It's a great recruitment achievement for us but it still falls way behind the 1,873 male members that have joined us!
Durham Dash II
The Durham Dash is a unique and exciting children's street athletic's event returning to Durham City Centre on Wednesday 5th June.
Young Ambassadors win class elections
Nominated by their peers and acting as the class liaison, the Foundation would like to congratulate Jonny Elsdon from Cramlington Learning Village and Ben Simms and Robert Hann from Framwellgate School Durham on being elected by their fellow students to act as TBSF Young Ambassadors.
Club going from strength to strength
Elvet Striders Running Club, who describe themselves on their website as 'a small friendly and sociable running club catering for runners of all abilities' formed a partnership with the TBSF in January this year.