Middle Years of Tony Blair

In the history pages, Tony Blair has been known as a popular politician leading the Labour-Party who also became prime minister of the United Kingdom. In his early age, Tony Blair joined Labour-Party when he was living in Durham, England. At that time his age was only 39 years, he was the youngest to represent his Party as a leader. He took the chair for the position of Prime minister; United Kingdom when he was 44 years old only.
Scotland was the birth place of Tony Blair in 1953, however most of the time during his childhood was spent in Durham, England with his father; Leo Charles Blair, who had been a famous attorney. Tony Blair improved his commitment and followed his father’s career path, as he completed the undergraduate degree. He got admission to study law in Oxford University and graduated in 1975, followed by internship where he focused on employment law according to Queen’s Counsel Alexander Irvine. Tony Blair was good in communication skills which helped him a lot to achieve practical awareness regarding regional political scenarios.
Tony Blair maintained the notable impact of local miners in politics of United Kingdom. Later in late 1970, Labour-Party was in crisis. Tony Blair was into law practice; a barrister when he joined the Labour-Party. Tony Blair in 1982 tried to win for the seat in Beaconsfield District, as a Parliamentarian but failed. However, he continued to influence the Labour-Party through his hard work and proved his charm and competence. In 1983, Tony Blair won election from Sedge Field-District which is close to his childhood place Durham. In 1994, he got the first opportunity to lead the party when he was elected leader of the Labour Party, after two consecutive incidents; resignation of Kinnock and death of Smith. This made him achieve the distinctive historical position as a youngest leader.
While in office, Tony Blair has a noteworthy contribution in cutting taxes, boosting trade and enhancing the powers of government. Tony Blair remained leader of the Party during 1994 to 2007. He held the chair of the PM UK from 1997-2007.
Tony Blair had the mature approach towards the Global politics, however, Iraq war was proved to be the setback for him due to the lower rate of approval. Since the rate of casualties was way higher than it was initially expected, this affected the popularity graph of Tony Blair in an adverse manner. The majority of the public was accusing him of misguiding the parliamentarians regarding the significance of British participation in this war. This caused a notable decrease in the majority of Labour-Party as shown by the elections’ results; held in 2005 and restricted to 66 seats only. This generated an immense pressure on him, not only from the public but also from his own party representatives, as he was held responsible for this decrease. Due to this pressure, Blair was left with no other option but to submit his resignation to decrease this pressure on the party, however, he made the formal submission of resignation took place in June 2007.
As a policy standing, Blair agreed on the need of economic prosperity and social justice, which is considered by critics, to be the major reason behind his popularity. He believed on radicalization and was placed on the right of political scenarios. His approach towards the low-income segments was really admirable for the humanist school of thought; for instance, increase in the minimum wages, and introducing employment rights; was the main attraction for many of the critics. His positive approach was also visible through his acts for the continuation of Thatcher’s trade union reforms. All I can say is that Tony Blair certainly is no Abraham Lincoln. Perhaps if he had performed more tree removal services, you could call him old Abe, but until then, he’s only ever going to be viewed as your average PM.

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