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Tony Blair has given up on Labour’s leadership election

It’s not entirely surprising that Tony Blair fancied one last chance to plead with his party not to elect Jeremy Corbyn as leader. And it’s not particularly surprising that his… Continue reading The post Tony Blair has given up on Labour’s leadership election appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Rebel Yell

Tony Blair wrote an interesting piece for The Guardian the other day in which he urged Labour members not to vote for Jeremy Corbyn as leader, if they really wanted Labour to remain as a party of government. Now you can say what youShow More Summary

Will Tony Blair really help save Labour?

Will Tony Blair’s intervention into the Labour leadership contest really make a difference? The former Prime Minister argues in today’s Guardian that this is a far worse crisis for his… Continue reading The post Will Tony Blair really help save Labour? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Political Suicide (24/07/15)

Michael White writing in The Guardian had some interesting thoughts on Tony Blair's intervention in the Labour leadership contest and concludes by comparing the fate of Syriza in Greece to the current madness over Jeremy Corbyn's chances of winning the Labour crown. Show More Summary

Donald Brind says: “Thanks Neil – now we need to hear from Gordon”

Brown is well-placed to deal with the Corbyn surge Shortly after Tony Blair was elected Labour leader in 1994 I bumped into my political hero Jack Jones at a book launch. What inspired me about Jones was that he understood that making gains for the working people he cared passionately about could only be done […]

Lordly Buffoon (24/07/15)

Lord John Prescott is in the news again, fanning the flames of Labour's leadership crisis, by attacking his old boss Tony Blair for using 'abusive' language. Now this is a bit torch coming from old 'Two Jags' Prescott who got in hot water himself a little while back for describing a Labour colleague as 'Chumbawamba'. Show More Summary

Only 3 LAB leaders have ever won overall majorities and the creed of the most successful is now being dismissed as a “virus”

Electability has to be paramount or else what is the point? One of the things that is often said, particularly by Tories, is that excluding Tony Blair the last time Labour secured an overall working majority was in 1966. That was a very long time ago. For in Labour’s entire history just three leaders, the […]

Winning Elections

Here's the full text of a speech given recently by Tony Blair on the future of the Labour party. Now if you ask me there's nothing very controversial is what Tony Blair had to say because he was talking about how to win elections which...Show More Summary

‘Prosecco socialist’ Charlotte Church backs Jeremy Corbyn

As Jeremy Corbyn edges closer to victory in the Labour leadership race, his critics grow more vocal with both Tony Blair and John McTernan attempting to thwart his campaign this… Continue reading The post ‘Prosecco socialist’ Charlotte Church backs Jeremy Corbyn appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Political Suicide

Michael White writing in The Guardian had some interesting thoughts on Tony Blair's intervention in the Labour leadership contest and concludes by comparing the fate of Syriza in Greece to the current madness over Jeremy Corbyn's chances of winning the Labour crown. Show More Summary

Lordly Buffoon

Lord John Prescott is in the news again, fanning the flames of Labour's leadership crisis, by attacking his old boss Tony Blair for using 'abusive' language. Now this is a bit torch coming from old 'Two Jags' Prescott who got in hot water himself a little while back for describing a Labour colleague as 'Chumbawamba'. Show More Summary

'Bomb Planter' Blair

Howard Jacobson is a man of letters and he uses his words to great effect in this opinion piece for The Independent in which he reduces the arguments of Islamist sympathisers to the absurd, by conjuring up an image of Tony Blair as the 'bomb planter' responsible for the murderous 7/7 attack on London. Show More Summary

The hatred directed at Tony Blair shows just how big Labour’s problem has become

I know that the comments beneath online newspaper pieces aren’t exactly where you go if you want sane, balanced opinion, but the forum which followed the Guardian’s news story about… Continue reading The post The hatred directed at Tony Blair shows just how big Labour’s problem has become appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

‘Yvette is dead in the water’ – Team Burnham on the YouGov Labour leadership poll

The YouGov survey might be ‘just one poll’ in a notoriously tricky race to predict, but it has sent shockwaves throughout the Labour party. Tristram Hunt and Tony Blair have been activated to plead with the… Continue reading The post ‘Yvette is dead in the water’ – Team Burnham on the YouGov Labour leadership poll appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Margaret Beckett: I’m a ‘moron’ for nominating Jeremy Corbyn

Last night Tony Blair’s former adviser John McTernan said MPs who offered their nominations to Jeremy Corbyn to ‘broaden the debate’ in the Labour leadership race were ‘morons’ after a poll… Continue reading The post Margaret Beckett: I’m a ‘moron’ for nominating Jeremy Corbyn appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Tony Blair advises Corbyn supporters to get a heart transplant

Tony Blair has made his predictable intervention in the Labour leadership contest. At an event with the Progress think tank in London this morning, the former Prime Minister made his… Continue reading The post Tony Blair advises Corbyn supporters to get a heart transplant appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Petulant Labour

Once upon a time we had Old Labour, then we had New 'improved' Labour under Tony Blair who won an unprecedented three general elections in a row, followed by Real Labour courtesy of the disastrous Gordon Brown and, more recently, One Nation Labour which was the brainchild of the even more disastrous Ed Miliband. Show More Summary

Yes, we should be suspicious of Tim Farron’s Christian worldview

It was inevitable that as soon as Tim Farron got elected Lib Dem leader, he would be asked the Praying Question. The one that Tony Blair was asked, and the… Continue reading The post Yes, we should be suspicious of Tim Farron’s Christian worldview appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Alan Milburn finally confronts Labour with the hard truth about Tony Blair

Alan Milburn has told Labour something it does not want to hear: Tony Blair was as great for the party as Margaret Thatcher was for the Tories. At a breakfast… Continue reading The post Alan Milburn finally confronts Labour with the hard truth about Tony Blair appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Richard Desmond: I made £5,000 profit from Labour donation

Although Richard Desmond has sworn his allegiance to Ukip’s Nigel Farage, the media mogul previously backed Tony Blair, with the owner of the Express papers donating £100,000 to Labour in 2001.… Continue reading The post Richard Desmond: I made £5,000 profit from Labour donation appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

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