The youthful ideals of Tony Blair

A 22-page letter from 1982 to Michael Foot (then Labour leader) penned by a youthful Tony Blair has been uncovered. Fresh from an electoral hammering in a by-election, Blair writes of the influence of Marx (positive and negative) on his thinking, the need to deal with the Militant Tendency, urged radical left-wing policies for the next election and his confidence that Labour would win.


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