Because I was in the US during the Iraq war, I tend to see more of the positive side of Blair than most people with whom share political views. Apart from Northern Ireland, his government's support for gay rights was quite heroic.
Tony Blair - An Exclusive Interview
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Tony Blair’s decade in power is seared with disappointments, but there is one cool, consistent success-story that ran through his time in power: the rapid advance of gay rights. If we had known in 1997 we would achieve full legal equality for gay people in Britain – including de facto gay marriage, military service, and a ban on discrimination – so fast and with so little fuss, we would have been startled. When I interviewed the former Prime Minister about gay rights last month to mark the 15th anniversary of Attitude, Britain’s best-selling gay magazine, I glimpsed his very best side – and the strange, gaping blind spots that did so much harm to his record, and the world.