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Tony Blair's impact on British, European and world politics began in an aura of freshness and optimism and is ending in bitter controversy over policy failure, allegations of corruption, and above all the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. How will history judge him?
Britain's prime minister is leaving the stage after ten years. openDemocracy writers say goodbye.
Britain's chancellor will be invited by Queen Elizabeth II to form a government on 27 June 2007, and thus become Tony Blair's successor as prime minister. Anthony Barnett tracks his journey.
The British prime minister's peculiar attitude to Americas leaders weighs heavily on his domestic legacy, says Godfrey Hodgson.
The increasing presence of faith issues in public life during Tony Blair's time in office is reflected in the messianic strain of his personal-political vision, says Tina Beattie.
The true stature of Britain's prime minister may become apparent only after he leaves office, says Brian Brivati.
Blair's brave vision of humanitarian intervention, born in Sierra Leone and Kosovo, died in Iraq. The tragedy is the waste of promise, says Felix Blake.
The British prime minister's self-consciously new vocabulary has a complex relationship to political reality, says Norman Fairclough.
The British prime minister has replaced real politics with a carefully crafted fiction, says Roger Scruton.