Former Prime Minister, Tony Blair said Nelson Mandela was a “great man” who had made racism “not just immoral but stupid”.
Speaking in an interview filmed shortly after the death of the anti-apartheid icon, Mr. Tony Blair recalled that the late Nelson Mandela was very fond of British values and traditions.
He also recalled that Mr. Mandela always asked after the Queen’s welfare anytime he met with him.
Mr Blair said: “Through his leadership, he guided the world into a new era of politics in which black and white, developing and developed, north and south, despite all the huge differences in wealth and opportunity, stood for the first time together on equal terms.
“Through his dignity, grace and the quality of his forgiveness, he made racism everywhere not just immoral but stupid; something not only to be disagreed with, but to be despised. In its place he put the inalienable right of all humankind to be free and to be equal.”