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Tony Blair: What I got right – and Labour now is getting wrong

Politics is about applying values with an open mind, not about using ideology to avoid hard questions

12 December 2015

9:00 AM

12 December 2015

9:00 AM

All wings of the Labour party which support the notion of Labour as a party aspiring to govern — rather than as a fringe protest movement — agree on the tragedy of the Labour party’s current position. But even within that governing tendency, there is disagreement about the last Labour government; what it stood for and what it should be proud of.

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Tony Blair’s first contribution to The Spectator appeared in the 18 August 1979 issue.

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