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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

was Tony Blair a "Liberal"? or what was he? is he one of the most openly corrupt politicians the UK has ever had? how about Gordon Brown?

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I remember thinking when i was young, that he was legitimate, but when, how did it become so openly apparent that he was just in office for the money? what else? i mean surely someone could not love money that much? to be a world famous crook now,,cannot even go outside of your own properties ?

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  • Herve
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    He was, and is, a neo-liberal.

  • garry
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    are you dumb , all politicians are in it for the money .

  • 2 months ago

    He was 'Labour' , and 'wrecked' parliament  in the name of democracy.   He tried to make the Lords into a Senate, which would be elected by the populace.  In doing so If it had a Labour majority , then as Prime Minister he would have been able to control the upper house as well as the commons(lower house) , and that is bad for democracy. 

    His wife, Cherie,  is a barrister by profession, so he had the human rights act passed , so that she would be able to make money on human rights court cases. 

    The House of Lords was also the highest court of law   in the land, and in making the changes he created the Supreme Court, thereby removing the Lords from legal decisions. 

    It was nothing to do with democracy , but Prime Ministerial Control.  Everyone in the UK has one vote. The difference being that their lordships vote directly on given bills, whereas the commoners vote indirectly ,through their MP, on given bills. 

    When he realised that  the elected population was going against him , he got out (resigned without a vote from the population or censure by parliament),  and left Gordon Brown to pick up the bits. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I believe that Tony B Liar will be uncovered as the most corrupt prime minister we have had. He took us into a war with Iraq just to look big to his friends Clinton and Bush, let IRA murderers walk free and his henceman Gordon Brown sold all 

    of our gold at the lowest possible price and decimated everyone’s pension fund.

    The fact that Blair was Bessie mates with Bush and Clinton , shows how two faced he really was.

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  • 2 months ago

    In as far as he had any principles, he was liberal on immigration and sexuality issues, centrist on economic issues, and made some halfhearted token attempts to be conservative on law and order and on welfare reform. What he ultimately delivered was in my view the worst of all possible worlds. He was a good motivator and organiser, but still a snake-oil salesman.

    But I saw no evidence that he was corrupt, in the sense that he used his power and influence to derive personal benefits from his time in office.

  • 2 months ago

    Tony Blair was in the Labour party, which is socialist, or at least  has left leanings.  Socialism is not a bad word outside of the USA though.  While politicians make more money than the average person, people that are similarly talented make a lot more in the private sector, so they are generally not in politics for the money.

    Whether he was good, or bad is a matter of opinion!

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    He was not in office for the money. Prime ministers do not earn that much money (I think 100,000  per year). You earn more when working for big transcorporations/ multicorporations. He was in office for the power, wanted to change the country in his way and because he was a control freak.

    And to answer your question: he was always talking about his Third way politics between pro-welfare state and pro-free market polices, so basically a middle road approach between conservatism, liberalism and socialism, He failed to some extent due to the high costs of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and due to the economic recession in 2007-8.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Labour............. both are champagne socialists........

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Tony Blair was worse, he let the Muslims enter the UK from the third world

    Tony Blair is the reason Muslim grooming gangs exist in the UK

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    He was very sexy. 

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