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The Nasty Party

In the wilderness years when the Conservatives were unable to land a glove on Tony Blair and his New Labour Party, leading Tories were forced to do some serious soul-searching. If I remember correctly, it was the current Home Secretary,...Show More Summary

GQ Editor reveals that Tony Blair was awarded gong for services to Wendi Deng

To Quaglino’s for the GQ Christmas lunch, where editor Dylan Jones was in a revelatory mood. Lifting the lid on his magazine’s controversial decision to award Tony Blair the Philanthropist… Continue reading The post GQ Editor reveals that Tony Blair was awarded gong for services to Wendi Deng appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

What Do We Want?

Here's an interesting article from the BBC's web site in which Tony Blair opines on a range of things including the pay of Westminster MPs. And Tony Blair's right, of course, because Westminster MPs are underpaid and deserve a pay rise...Show More Summary

Tony Blair reaches out to Gove

Tony Blair has taken some time out from posing awkwardly with his wife in order to pen a piece for the New York Times. While he tries to avoid getting… Continue reading The post Tony Blair reaches out to Gove appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Stop the STWC (2)

The Independent published this non-story about Tony Blair and Save the Children the other day in which campaigners inside and outside the charity give vent to their 'Stop the War' (STW) politics. Now how this is news beats me and while...Show More Summary

Dog Whistle Politics

Dan Hodges names Chukka Umana as one of the few Labour politicians to stand up to UKIP, but this ignores Tony Blair's intervention back in May 2014 when he urged Labour to go on the offensive against Nigel Farage &Co. Yet the opposite...Show More Summary

Rochester vote: Not just immigration

Education, Education, Education was how Tony Blair set out his priorities for office ahead of the 1997 General Election. Perhaps the Rochester and Strood by-election campaign could also be summed up in three words - Immigration, Immigration,...Show More Summary

Combating Extremism

Tony Blair is unyielding in his criticism of Islamic extremism and in this article for the BBC he argues that intervention is the key whether through an education programme that promotes tolerance and respect or via military action that can prevent murder and genocide. Show More Summary

'Bottler' Brown

Gordon Brown acquired a reputation as a 'bottler' when he finally replaced Tony Blair as leader of the Labour Party, but refused when he subsequently became Prime Minister to call an early general election to seek a new mandate from the voters. Show More Summary

Doomed to Defeat

Here's a strange story from The Telegraph which reports the views of Tony Blair who led the Labour Party to victory in three successive general elections, but apparently believes that Ed Miliband is doomed to defeat because of his failure to connect with the voters. Show More Summary

A double strength headache for Miliband

Johann Lamont and Tony Blair don’t have much in common. But they are both causing Ed Miliband trouble this morning.   I suspect that those close to Miliband are relieved… Continue reading The post A double strength headache for Miliband appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

The NHS Wales disaster vindicates Tony Blair, not David Cameron

  As someone who believes that a Labour government would be a calamity for Britain, I ought not to mind the recent fuss about NHS Wales. Yes, it is a… Continue reading The post The NHS Wales disaster vindicates Tony Blair, not David Cameron appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Jonathan Powell interview: Middle-man to the terrorists says ‘secret talks are necessary’

Jonathan Powell is a British diplomat who served as Tony Blair’s chief of staff from 1997 to 2007. During this period, he was also Britain’s chief negotiator for Northern Ireland.… Continue reading The post Jonathan Powell interview: Middle-man to the terrorists says ‘secret talks are necessary’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Gay Icon

It's none too fashionable these days to speak in glowing terms about Tony Blair and the last Labour Government, but Tom Burke (a long time campaigner for lesbian, gay and transgender rights) does so in this opinion piece for The Independent. Show More Summary

The Way Ahead

Tony Blair set out a thoughtful, rational argument for tackling the problem of religious extremism on his Faith Foundation website the other week which is reproduced below for easy reference. In subsequent TV interviews, the former Labour...Show More Summary

Oh Dear

Philip Collins is a Labour supporter, I would say, as a former speech writer for the Labour leader Tony Blair, but he certainly doesn't pull his punches in this piece for The Times about what is likely to happen if Ed Miliband becomes Prime Minister after next year's general election. Show More Summary

You may not want to hear this, but Tony Blair is right about ISIL

Tony Blair is right. Before you harrumph and turn away, listen to his argument. It is – in short – that there is a global threat from militant Islamism. That it is spreading – and it is getting worse. And that we must act. It is clear that there is a fundamental problem with radical [...]

Blair Haters

How's this for a 'non-story' - the Charities Commission is not investigating the Tony Blair Faith Foundation (TBFF) and has not identified any "regulatory issues" after a journalist raised concerns about his "frankly weird" five month spell as editor of the TBFF website. Show More Summary

I never dreamed I would say this... Stop being mean to Tony Blair!

This is Peter Hitchens' Mail on Sunday column Let me put in a word for Anthony Blair. I despise the Blair creature so much that words long ago failed me, and I have even run out of scornful facial expressions...

Blair Haters

I had a great laugh to myself the other day when I heard that Tony Blair had won the award for 'Philanthropist of the Year 2014' from GQ magazine. Because I could just imagine all the Blair haters in the UK queuing up to denounce the...Show More Summary

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