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Tony Blair: Use financial aid to immunize the world

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The former prime minister stressed that the UK should ‘do everything in its power’ to boost the rollout of coronavirus injections around the world.

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He stressed that he was “never in favor of reducing” the UK aid budget from 0.7 percent of national income to 0.5, adding: “We have a huge interest in the world getting involved. get vaccinated. ” In the interview for Evening Standard’s London Rising online events to boost the capital’s recovery from the pandemic, Mr Blair also:

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* Hailed London as “the world’s greatest capital”, but warned it faced a greater challenge after the pandemic than at any time in its recent history.

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* Urged whoever wins the next mayoral race to focus on crime, housing, transport, post-Covid recovery and “getting London to come together the right way”.

* Said his “optimism” that at this time next year, people will be able to enjoy a “new normal”, provided that no variant of the anti-vaccine coronavirus is spread.

* Think people in the UK will support home use Covid vaccination certificates, saying, ‘If they think this is your passport to go out and be freer, they’ll think, well, we’ll go. ‘before and will.

* Explained how the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change has grown to over 300 people in over 30 countries, adding, “I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing but I’m one of those restless people, I’m never really satisfied, therefore contentment is not my natural disposition.

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