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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 after eight years in the post. It is tempting to… Continue reading The post Tony Blair has long been an irrelevance in the Middle East peace process appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Tony Blair to step down as Middle East peace envoy

Reports are coming in that Tony Blair is set to stand down as a peace envoy to the Middle East. AP is reporting that the former Prime Minister has tendered his… Continue reading The post Tony Blair to step down as Middle East peace envoy appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

'The Nigga Gets It' (24/01/13)

Much to the chagrin of his critics and contemporaries, no doubt, Tony Blair retains the uncanny ability to put his finger on the heart of an issue -and express himself in words that ordinary people can relate to and understand. TakeShow More Summary

Close Shave

Alistair Campbell, Tony Blair's former press spokesman, had a close shave after he made the following bold pledge on election night: “I won't eat my hat, but I will eat my kilt if they (the SNP) get 58 seats”. I imagine that the sometimes...Show More Summary

Noel Gallagher: Ed Miliband is a f–king communist

Tony Blair once counted Noel Gallagher as one of New Labour’s key celebrity backers. However, under Ed Miliband’s leadership, Labour can rely on no such support from the musician. In… Continue reading The post Noel Gallagher: Ed Miliband is a f–king communist appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Inner Blair

John Rentoul is not persuaded that Ed Miliband's interview with Russell Brand was a good idea although on the bright side maybe it unlocked Ed's inner Tony Blair. Now I don't know about that, but the whole business reminded me of the embarrassing episode in which Russell mounted a PR stunt at the Royal Bank of Scotland's headquarters in London. Show More Summary

Odd Couples

The last Labour Government was badly undermined by the strange and dysfunctional relationship between Tony Blair and his chancellor Gordon Brown or the TB-GBs as it became known John Rentoul writing in The Independent suggest that history...Show More Summary

The 2001 LAB incumbency experience: Can CON expect something similar 3 weeks tomorrow?

Might CON first timers hang on like LAB did then Labour returned to power in May 1997 and four years and one month later Tony Blair went to the country to renew his mandate. The outcome was never really in doubt and on the day, as the official record shows above, LAB won on a […]

Labour admit journalists ‘are people too’

Is Labour’s war on the media finally over? After Mr S reported this week that journalists were jeered for asking questions at a Tony Blair event, relations between the party and… Continue reading The post Labour admit journalists ‘are people too’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Tony Blair rallies the troops at Labour HQ

Tony Blair gave a speech at Labour HQ this afternoon, I understand, which rather puts paid to the claim that he was doing the very minimum required of the former Prime… Continue reading The post Tony Blair rallies the troops at Labour HQ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Labour slam media for asking legitimate questions at Tony Blair event

Labour have continued their bizarre war on the media with aplomb. As Mr S has reported in the past, pesky journalists that have the audacity to ask awkward questions are… Continue reading The post Labour slam media for asking legitimate questions at Tony Blair event appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Hissing of Summer Lawns

All this talk about Tony Blair, hissing and pantomime villains reminded me of an old track by Joni Mitchell - 'The Hissing of Summer Lawns'. Not one of her absolute best songs perhaps, but it's the only song by anyone I can think of with the word 'hissing' in the title.

Pantomime Villains

The Tony Blair haters are out in force at the moment and seem to be driven somewhat mad by their animosity towards a man who won three general elections in a row and made the Labour Party electable again. The reason for all this ill-feeling...Show More Summary

Lordly Buffoon

I've long thought John Prescott to be man of low intelligence and he proves my point in spectacular fashion with his comments about Tony Blair in this article from The Mail newspaper. Now unless my memory is playing tricks on me Lord...Show More Summary

The Labour party loves to hate Tony Blair

I’ve met people at political events who seem otherwise normal, and then Tony Blair’s name is mentioned and their eyes light up in a way that suggest a chemical reaction has… Continue reading The post The Labour party loves to hate Tony Blair appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Money and Politics

The Labour Party is not looking in great shape as the general election draws closer and seems able to find problems where none exist such as the row which has blown up following Tony Blair's donation to Labour candidates in target seats. Show More Summary

Tony Blair spotted fine dining in Burma following his Labour donation

This week Tony Blair donated £106,000 to the Labour Party, with £1,000 going to each Labour candidate fighting for a target seat. Ed Miliband has since faced flak for accepting… Continue reading The post Tony Blair spotted fine dining in Burma following his Labour donation appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Justin Forsyth has far more to apologise for than Tony Blair’s Save the Children award

You almost have to admire Justin Forsyth’s brass neck. He is a former Gordon Brown spin chief earning more than the Prime Minister’s £142,000 for running Save the Children. Or,… Continue reading The post Justin Forsyth has far more to apologise for than Tony Blair’s Save the Children award appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Hunting may be banned, but the fight still goes on

Ten years ago today, Tony Blair’s ban on hunting with dogs came into force. Rural communities had marched, Otis Ferry had stormed the Commons, but none of it made any… Continue reading The post Hunting may be banned, but the fight still goes on appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Feeble Argument (10/02/15)

Armando Iannucci is the comedy writer best-known for his portrayal of an effective but very foul-mouthed spin doctor widely believed to be inspired by Alistair Campbell during his time as the official spokesperson for Tony Blair. And...Show More Summary

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