Tony Blair is a British politician. He lead the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007 and was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.
Under Blair, Labour launched the "New Labour" movement to reflect a shift towards a more centrist, market-friendly approach. As Prime Minister, he helped negotiate peace in Northern Ireland. He received harsh criticism for involving the UK in the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. This page is an automatic compilation of DW content.
A seven-year inquiry into the UK's involvement has concluded that London failed to exhaust all peaceful options. Ex-premier Tony Blair said he assumes "full responsibility" for any mistakes that arose from the conflict.
Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran socialist, is the frontrunner as the election for Labour leader gets underway. While some worry Corbyn is too left of center to win, the man himself concentrated on regaining support in Scotland.