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A supporter of the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair or his policies:‘she is a loyal Blairite’
- ‘The editor says, perhaps with some poetic exaggeration, that he was the first and is now the last Blairite in Italy.’
- ‘Some Blairites are in despair, arguing people around the chancellor have got a victim complex.’
- ‘For a Labour MP to be called a Blairite today means little in ideological terms.’
- ‘He claims he has been "a Blairite before Blair was ever heard of."’
- ‘She was joined by a loyal Blairite who had a niece about to go to university.’
- ‘Long interested in politics and a staunch Blairite and county councillor, she won the newly created seat in 1997.’
- ‘Senior Blairites are beginning to press the case for either the Health Secretary or the Education Secretary.’
- ‘Interestingly, the Blairites were not among the book's cheerleaders.’
- ‘Such calls for a clear definition of Labour values contrasted with comments from some Blairites at the meeting.’
- ‘Some think he should challenge Brown to give Blairites a political bargaining chip.’
Relating to or characteristic of the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair or his policies:‘figures from a Blairite think tank’
- ‘You can see why this kind of accounting does not appeal to the Blairite circle.’
- ‘She made the journey across the social democratic spectrum and is now embedded in the Blairite project.’
- ‘The Blairite essence is there in the speech, say the party's centrists.’
- ‘What works is best, the Blairite argument goes.’
- ‘The cheers today should be checked with a dose of Blairite humility.’
- ‘The play is about a Blairite cabinet minister whose father is an old engineering trade unionist.’
- ‘Once again, there is the enduring Blairite faith in the magic of the private sector.’
- ‘In accepting a portfolio, he was effectively condoning the Blairite view of electoral reform.’
- ‘Then councils could have upper chambers with locally ennobled Blairite members, an appointed gentry.’
- ‘In the capital, the old Blairite stamping ground of Islington even began to return to the fold.’
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