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Blair, Tony

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBlair, TonyTony BlairBlair, Tony  (1953–) a British politician who became leader of the Labour Party in 1994, and who was UK prime minister from 1997 until 2007. After becoming party leader, he made a lot of changes to make the party more modern, and called it ‘New Labour’. After resigning as prime minister in 2007, he became UN MIddle East envoy. In 2008 he started a charity called the Tony Blair Faith Foundation which tries to encourage better understanding between people of different religions. His wife, Cherie Blair, is a well-known lawyer.
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