April 9, 2013

Remarks by Tony Blair Receive International Attention

News outlets around the world, including USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, The Globe and Mail in Canada and Khaleej Times in the United Arab Emirates, featured former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s visit to Lafayette College Monday, the same day his political predecessor Margaret Thatcher died at the age of 87.

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Tony Blair

Tony Blair

Blair delivered the College’s Lives of Liberty lecture to a crowd of 1,800 in Kamine Gymnasium, deviating from planned remarks to say “I don’t think there’s anyone who better expresses the sense of a life spent promoting liberty than Margaret Thatcher.”

A video by the Associated Press of Blair’s eulogy is posted on a wide range of online news sites, such as Yahoo New Zealand, AOL On News, and The Telegraph, U.K. and has garnered hundreds of thousands of tweets and chatter on social media, including a retweet by Bloomberg News, with 856,070 followers.

Other international, national, and regional media mentions of Blair at Lafayette include News24 in Cape Town, South Africa, The Sunday Times in Perth, Australia, The Australian, The Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Telegraph, Austin American-Statesman, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Times, Metro New YorkChicago Tribune, The Republic in Columbus, Ind., The Philadelphia Inquirer, WPVI 6ABC Action News Philadelphia, My Fox Philly, Metro Philadelphia, WBZ-AM in Boston, Bloomburg TV, The Intelligencer, York Dispatch, Centre Daily Times, as well as The Morning Call, Express-Times, WFMZ Channel 69 TV, Easton Patch and others

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  1. She was the first female prime minister of the U.K. which is a very big deal. In the United States we have yet to elect a female president, while in England, Margaret Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth were/are very powerful women indeed. Thatcher was also instrumental in negotiations concerning the Cold War.

    says Rahul Sharma
    April 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm
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