The 14 Words

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Tony Blair: How I became Prime Minister of the world

The former Prime Minister is now advising the governments of now fewer than 20 countries, he revealed in a Q&A chaired by The Independent’s John Rentoul. So which successes – and failures – of his years in office can they learn from?

TONY BLAIR: I learnt a lot in government, and I’ve learnt a lot since leaving government. The kind of journey of being in government is that you start at your most popular and least capable, and you end at your most capable and least popular. And that transition is really all about the education: about what government today is about. And since leaving office – I mean, by the end of this year there will probably be 20 different governments in different parts of the world that myself and my team will cooperate with. And with most political leaders the challenge they face today is not so much one of ideology, not so much to do with issues of honesty or transparency, although that is an issue in many countries, and the media tends to focus on that, the challenge is the challenge of efficacy: how do you get things done?

1 comment:

  1. Another 'script reading' rent boy. He was put in place when they biologically killed John Smith, the previous and more righteous Labour leader. You and your readers should know that Blair, full name... Charles Anthony Linton Blair, was arrested for cottaging in 1982. The charge never made it passed that stage. You can guess the rest.

    Ancient Woodsman.