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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.

Tony Blair takes a dig at chillaxing Cameron

Tony Blair popped into King’s College London this morning to discuss ‘how to run a government’ with his former adviser Michael Barber. Amongst other things, the former Prime Minister discussed David… Continue reading The post Tony Blair takes a dig at chillaxing Cameron appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Tony Blair’s new job shows how self-important and detached he has become

A spectre is haunting the world: the spectre of Tony Blair’s ego. Mr Blair has wasted eight years pretending to solve the problems of the Middle East. He has also… Continue reading The post Tony Blair’s new job shows how self-important and detached he has become appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

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

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