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Blair, March 2003: “I have never put our justification for action as regime change.”
Blair, September 2003: “I can only go one way, I’ve not got a reverse gear”
Blair, March 2004: “We surely have a responsibility to act when a nation’s people are subjected to a regime such as Saddam’s”
Choice Quotes from the 2001 Manifesto:
- “We have a global responsibility to play our part in reducing international conflict”
- “Our armed forces are the best in the world at … keeping the peace where they can.”
- “We will not introduce ‘top-up’ fees and have legislated to prevent them.”
- “We will ensure that the [university] funding system continues to promote access and excellence.”
- “With Labour, by 2004 patients will be able to see a GP within 48 hours”
- “We will give every citizen a personal smartcard containing key medical data giving access to their medical records.”
Originally posted on The LBSC