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War, debt, drunkenness, a broken nation: the real legacy of Tony Blair

Fifteen years ago, the carefully stage-managed crowds cheered as their hero arrived in Downing Street to take office on a wave of hopes for a better Britain. What was his legacy? What did Tony Blair achieve? Debt, war, ignorance, welfare dependency, social division. The crushing burden of debt has held back our wealth creating industries, [...]
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