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Issue No. 1698

Things they say

"THE EXHIBITION is going to be the best thing happening anywhere in the world in the year 2000."

  • TONY BLAIR, June 1997, on the Millennium Dome

"THE Millennium Dome must be a symbol of the new Britain Tony Blair is creating."

  • DAILY MIRROR, June 1997

"BY THE year 2000 I want that site to be one of the greatest attractions in the world. I am determined to raise the standing of our country, the morale of our country, and to give us back a sense of national pride and purpose, and national unity."

  • TONY BLAIR, June 1997

"A ONCE in a lifetime experience. Not so much a journey through time as a journey into the unknown."

  • PETER MANDELSON, December 1997

"A WONDER of the world. Probably only two organisations can do this kind of thing-Walt Disney and Britain."

  • PETER MANDELSON, January 1998, on a "fact finding" visit to Disneyland Florida

"WE WOULD not want to be associated with this-it looks as if it could be a disaster."

  • Disney spokesperson, January 1998

"NOW I know it's quite possible that I will forever be associated in people's minds with the Dome. I don't mind that. The Dome is a wonderful building, and it's going to blow your socks off."

  • "Mr Millennium" PETER MANDELSON, March 1998

"TOO GOOD to pull down."

  • TONY BLAIR on the Dome, June 1998

"IT IS going to be absolutely brilliant."

  • Dome minister LORD FALCONER, January 1999

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Sat 27 May 2000, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1698
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