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Blairite

(ˈblɛəraɪt)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to the modernizing policies of Tony Blair
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporter of the modernizing policies of Tony Blair
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Blairite

[ˈblɛəraɪt] N, ADJ (Brit) (Pol) → blairista mf
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Blairite

[ˈblɛəraɪt]
nblairiste mf
adjblairiste
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Jonathan Walker attempts to make this balance (What's so bad about Blairites? Aug 12), but any sane and reasonable human being knows we have good reason to be ashamed of the Blairite era of the Labour Party.
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One of these - Liz Kendall - is considered a Blairite, implying that she is quite "right wing".
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Yesterday, Unite's chairman in Scotland Stephen Deans claimed freezing the process was an attack on the union by a "Blairite rump" .
But, on reflection, I'm sure it's a Blairite plot to do them both down- not least because when I visited a church crypt in Brixton to book "The Mother of All Afternoons - Coffee and Cup Cakes with George Galloway" for June 25, the staff told me about a booking that had been made for a private function for his political supporters by David Miliband.