Tony Blair’s legacy 20 years on – BBC News

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It is 20 years to the day that Tony Blair won a landslide general election victory for Labour – how did he change the country and what is left of his legacy?

“A brand-new morning has broken, has it not? ”

With these words, spoken to a cheering crowd of supporters as the sunbathe rose over London’s South Bank, Tony Blair directed in the first Labour authority in 18 years.

It was a normally jaunty Blair phrase, hitherto likewise slightly doubtful, as if he could not quite believe what he had just done.

Blair was, by all chronicles, a nervy attendant on election light, refusing to believe he was on track to a remarkable victory even as it was becoming obvious to all around him.