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Former Prime Minister pays tribute to Sir Gerald Kaufman

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has paid tribute to Sir Gerald Kaufman who has died aged 86. The Labour MP for Manchester Gorton was the oldest serving MP.

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Tony Blair: 'Margaret was a towering political figure'

Former prime minister Tony Blair has described Baroness Thatcher as "a towering political figure". He added:

Very few leaders get to change not only the political landscape of their country but of the world. Margaret was such a leader. Her global impact was vast. And some of the changes she made in Britain were, in certain respects at least, retained by the 1997 Labour Government, and came to be implemented by governments around the world.