Tony Blair Quotes (254 Quotes)


    We are not going to defeat it (global terrorism) by getting out of Iraq, or by not taking the steps necessary to make the world more secure,

    For the first time in history, republicans are prepared to decommission their weapons. They haven't done that in over 70 years,

    we are absolutely at one on this The answer to what is happening is to intensify the attacks.

    The idea will be to have a broad-based government and then next year, to move to a new constitution, and then finally to democratic elections ... so who's going to end up governing Iraq ultimately It's going to be the Iraqi people with a democratic constitution,

    The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.


    The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction - chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability - that threat is real.

    Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government.

    I can only go one way. I've not got a reverse gear.


    The judgment has to be, at the present time, that Saddam Hussein is not cooperating with the inspectors and therefore is in breach of the U.N. resolution. And that's why time is running out.

    In Downing Street they called me 'Boss'. Civil servants would always call me 'Prime Minister'.

    a very strong and clear declaration of our support and solidarity for the United States and secondly a series of specific measures we will take -- both European and national.

    There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must.

    whatever disagreements there have been about the wisdom of our action in Iraq.

    what we hold dear in this country and in other civilized nations throughout the world.

    Boris Yeltsin has played a crucial role in the history of Russia.

    We're not going to negotiate some new treaty on climate change ... What this is about is seeing whether it will be possible in the future to bring people back into consensus together. Can we do that I don't know, but it's important that we at least begin a process of dialogue that allows us to make progress on this.

    I want to see the British troops to thank them for their magnificent performance during the Gulf conflict,

    Of course we must make sure that there is a proper and independent and fair process. But I am quite sure that the Iraqis have the capability of doing that,

    We were deeply grateful for the support of the Jordanian government and people after the attacks in London in July and we stand together in this battle against the scourge of terrorism.

    The IRA statement yesterday frankly defies any description. It was an extraordinary thing to say.

    it would make a big difference politically and legally if Saddam refused to allow in the U.N. inspectors.

    We will seek to debate the right way forward in combating this evil within the Muslim community with Muslim leaders, and it's our intention to begin this process immediately,

    It is dangerous because it is not rivalry, but partnership, we need -- a common will and a shared purpose in the face of a common threat.

    We will be acting to ensure that implementation of sanctions is as rigorous as we can make it, for example through reinforced operations in the Gulf to intercept suspect traffic,

    There are bound to be disagreements over trade, partly because of the very strength of China's economic performance.

    We will be discussing Iraq, no doubt, and the Middle East and various other issues and I'm sure it will be an excellent and constructive meeting, as ever,

    There's an unstoppable momentum towards greater political freedom, progression in human rights. I think there's an understanding that should happen. Whether it does happen or not, obviously only time will tell.

    The Taliban regime has totally failed to consider or respond to in any proper way to the ultimatum that was given very clearly by President Bush to them that they either yield up bin Laden and his associates and close down those terrorism camps or they become the enemy themselves because they are harboring them,

    We will never have a better chance (of peace) this generation, of that I have absolutely no doubt,


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