Statement from Tony Blair on David Miliband's decision to stand down as MP for South ShieldsWednesday, Mar 27, 2013 in Office of Tony Blair
Commenting on David Miliband's decision, Tony Blair said:
"I congratulate David on his appointment to a major international position. It shows the huge regard in which David is held worldwide. I'm sure he will do a great job. He is obviously a massive loss to UK politics. He was the head of my policy unit and then a truly distinguished Minister in the Government and remains one of the most capable progressive thinkers and leaders globally. I hope and believe this is time out not time over."