Here are the main points from Tony Blair's first Downing Street press conference since winning a third election:
Mr Blair promised a "bold programme" for the new Parliament
He also promised to accelerate reform on issues like childcare, schools, crime
There would be a Green Paper on reform of incapacity benefit to give those who can the chance to work
He said people were "fed up with street corner thugs" and said he wants to make respect for others a central piece of Labour's third-term agenda
On extended drinking hours he said the law-abiding majority should not be penalised because of the misbehaviour of the few
But he said he wanted a visible policing presence on the street, police to have the powers they want and to look at further measures to reduce binge drinking, graffiti, vandalism and carrying knives
On Bluewater shopping centre's ban on people wearing hooded tops, he said "I would back that up completely"
On anti-social behaviour, binge drinking and being drunk and disorderly: "People have got to know they can't get away with it"
He also said there were root causes to be tackled, including poor parenting. He said parents should back teachers, not children, if they were reprimanded at school
He said he could bring in laws but he could not bring up people's children for them
Asked whether he still intended to serve another full term, he said he had nothing to add to what was said during the election campaign
Mr Blair said his government intended to tighten up the system, with measures such as a points system for work permits, checking foreign students are not "overstaying their welcome"
But he said he did not want to put at risk the tolerance of our society or openness of economy.
He said it would be unhealthy if it were to be a major issue in a general election again
He said he had no intention of abolishing Britain's opt-out of the maximum 48-hour working week.
He said Wednesday's vote in the European Parliament was wrong and completely misguided and said that he believed Britain had a blocking minority to prevent the change.
Mr Blair said Europe could not afford to give up flexibility on labour laws if it was to face up to competition from emerging markets like China and India.
Exactly when there would be a referendum on the EU constitution in the UK had not been decided yet, he said
But he said even if the French vote "no" on 29 May, "we will have a referendum on the constitution in any event"
Mr Blair said he had only just looked at media reports
He said there were no plans for the government to investigate and did not feel in a position to comment on it because he had not analysed the evidence himself
Mr Blair said he wanted to wait for the Turner commission report on pensions, but said he would like to see a political consensus on the issue, as well as council tax and transport funding
"All these issues require long term solutions that survive a change in government," he said
Mr Blair said he wanted Labour to hold the "centre ground" in politics and let the Tories and Lib Dems work out "which way they want to take us"
He says the Lib Dems have a choice to make as they will not be able to go after both Tory voters and Labour voters
He said the Lib Dems at the moment appeared to have decided to be "the Labour party of the 1980s"
Asked whether he would be able to push through his reforms with a significantly reduced majority, Mr Blair said voters had shown they wanted to see changes outlined in the manifesto
He said in historic terms since the war, the majority he has would be considered a "good majority"
Asked what action should be taken if Iran said it was resuming its nuclear activity, Mr Blair said he would "wait and see what happens"
But he added: "We certainly will support referral to the UN Security Council if Iran breaches its undertaking and obligations"
A "step change" was needed in London's schools if voters were to be persuaded that the money they were putting in was delivering value, Mr Blair said
He said people should notice change when the City Academy programme was pushed through. Sixty of the new secondary schools, some replacing failing schools, would make a "big difference" to London, he said
The prime minister added that he wanted to see middle class parents in London have confidence in the state school system. Currently a much higher percentage of London parents send their children to private schools than outside the city
Suicide bomb attacks were "absolutely terrible", said Mr Blair
He said ordinary Iraqis were angry because they knew extremists were trying to de-rail the process of democracy in their country. But he added that Iraq was changing, highlighting the appointment of a Sunni defence minister
If people could be liberated from both religious and secular dictatorships and democracy was established, the extremists' argument would disintegrate, he said.
As a result the UK would be a safer place, he said
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