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Tony Blair's ad man "wants him to get Alzheimer's"

Peter Souter is an ad man. He is chairman of the agency TBWA and worked for Tony Blair and the Labour Party in 1997, 2001 and 2005. He is used to crafting his words to have the best possible effect. So you would think he would understand...Show More Summary

London Labour

If anything, the term 'London Labour' is proving to be a much bigger problem for Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the People's Party than was ever the case for three time election winner Tony Blair. Because while New Labour always featured...Show More Summary

Tony Blair: bringing Colonel Gaddafi ‘in from the cold’ prevented future terrorism

Tony Blair was hauled up in front of the sparsely-attended Foreign Affairs select committee today for a grilling about his… The post Tony Blair: bringing Colonel Gaddafi ‘in from the cold’ prevented future terrorism appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Exclusive: Tony Blair writes for the Spectator about the ‘tragedy’ of Corbyn’s Labour

The Christmas issue of The Spectator hits the streets soon; we have David Cameron, Justin Welby and back in the magazine for… The post Exclusive: Tony Blair writes for the Spectator about the ‘tragedy’ of Corbyn’s Labour appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

In defence of Blairism, by Tony Blair

All wings of the Labour Party which support the notion of the Labour Party as a Party aspiring to govern,… The post In defence of Blairism, by Tony Blair appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Antifrank: “Dangerous corners: a date for Jeremy Corbyn’s diary”

Labour 2015: pic.twitter.com/dpX31o2ykt — Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) November 8, 2015 Next March the 100th anniversary of the Irish Easter uprising A few years ago, when Labour were the natural party of government, Tony Blair ran his administration on what was known as the Grid. In essence, the Grid was a timetable of upcoming events which […]

Mark Carney must avoid becoming the Tony Blair of central banking

Just about anyone, except it seems for the Bank of England’s forecasting department, could have seen this one coming. When… The post Mark Carney must avoid becoming the Tony Blair of central banking appeared first on Spectator Blogs...

Tony Blair doesn’t need to apologise for the Iraq war

I was against the Iraq War. And I’ve been against Tony Blair ever since I first clapped eyes on his… The post Tony Blair doesn’t need to apologise for the Iraq war appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Archbishop says Blair ‘gung-ho’ on Iraq

Blair was ‘gung-ho’ on Iraq invasion, says Archbishop 25 October 2015 From the section Wales politics Image copyright BBC/AP The Archbishop of Wales has criticised former Prime Minister Tony Blair over his emphatic defence of the Iraq war. The comments from Dr Barry Morgan come just days before Sir John Chilcot sets out a timetable […]

Blair defies critics over Iraq War

Tony Blair defies critics over Iraq War in CNN interview 25 October 2015 From the section UK Politics Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Blair defended the removal of Saddam Hussein from power Tony Blair has defied critics of the 2003 invasion of Iraq by launching an emphatic defence of the war. The former prime […]

2002 memo suggests Blair Iraq backing

Tony Blair will help US on Iraq, 2002 memo says 18 October 2015 From the section UK Image copyright AP Image caption The memo was written ahead of Tony Blair visiting President George W Bush Former UK PM Tony Blair would support the US if military action was needed in Iraq, a top US official […]

Broad Church

Jonathan Freedland writing in The Guardian gives the SNP great credit for mastering the 'new politics' by taking a leaf or two out of Tony Blair's guide on 'How to Win Elections'. But the chances of Jeremy Corbyn learning a thing orShow More Summary

Labour Spin (19/09/15)

Tony Blair was often accused of being an accomplished actor while he was leader of the Labour Party, but the great communicator has been put completely in the shade if you ask me, by the shameless performance of John McDonnell on Question Time the other night when he apologised for his remarks about 'honouring the bravery' of the IRA. Show More Summary

IRA-Libya inquiry wants Blair evidence

IRA-Libya compensation inquiry asks Tony Blair for written evidence 8 October 2015 From the section Northern Ireland Image caption Westminster’s Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has written to Tony Blair asking him to clarify his role in the lead up to a US compensation deal that precluded UK victims Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has been […]

That Was The Week

So, the Conservative Party conference ended as it began with the Tories shamelessly stealing Labour's best clothes and parking their tanks all over the grassy lawn that once belonged to Ed Miliband, Gordon Brown and Tony Blair et al....Show More Summary

Syria threat to global security – Blair

Tony Blair: Syria crisis ‘threatens global security’ 7 October 2015 From the section UK Politics Image copyright AFP Image caption Russia said it continued its airstrikes against Islamic State targets on Tuesday Tony Blair has said the international community must be prepared to do “everything and more” to support those fighting Islamist militants in Syria. […]

Profile: Lord Andrew Adonis

Lord Adonis: The Labour peer now working for George Osborne By Chris Mason Political correspondent, BBC News 5 October 2015 From the section UK Politics Image copyright AP Image caption Andrew Adonis worked closely with Tony Blair before being a member of Gordon Brown’s cabinet “He’s a moderate moderate.” It is a four word description […]

Windy Rhetoric (23/04/13)

I was present at the Scottish Labour Party conference many years ago when Tony Blair came to town, Inverness if I remember correctly, to tell his troops that Clause IV was a busted flush and had to go into the dustbin of history. For...Show More Summary

Diesel policy ‘a mistake’ – ex-minister

Diesel cars are ‘killing people’, says former Labour minister By Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent 1 October 2015 From the section Business Tony Blair’s Labour government made a mistake in promoting diesel cars as they are now “killing people”, former science minister Lord Drayson has said. In 2001, the then Chancellor Gordon Brown introduced lower vehicle […]

Tony Blair has long been an irrelevance in the Middle East peace process

Following months of speculation, Tony Blair has finally announced he is standing down as the Quartet Representative to the Middle East… The post Tony Blair has long been an irrelevance in the Middle East peace process appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

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