Leader of the British Labour Party, and Prime Minister (1997-). The electoral system here allows for five year terms, but the PM has the option of calling early elections if the wind happens to be blowing in the right direction. Blair seems likely to call elections in April or May of 2001.

Blair has done precisely what he proposed to do: follow the 'Third Way'. Life for the poor has improved immeasureably since Labour took office. At the same time, capitalism and 'business' have thrived. Unfortunately, the Left despise him for being a toady to capitalism, and the Right still think he's going to bring in Communism by stealth.

It appears that the public broadly support Blair and New Labour - opinion polls still put them 10-15% ahead of the Conservative (Tory) Party.