Latest Issue

Blair’s chance

Climate change presents Tony Blair with his last chance to become a world statesman

By Chris Layton   January 2005

If Tony Blair is to leave his mark on history, it must be as a European and world statesman. Twice he has missed crucial opportunities to take Britain into the heart of Europe and to do so in a way which constructively reshapes the Atlantic partnership and the world.

When he came to power he missed the chance to take Britain into the euro, creating a better balance in the global monetary system. Iraq offered the chance to forge a genuine European foreign and security policy through a shared strategic purpose forged in the fire of decisive events. With the…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect