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Foreign policy mistakes betray lack of a firm hand at No 10

Priti Patel and Boris Johnson’s errors add to impression that UK is a country adrift when it comes to diplomatic matters Strong British prime ministers, such as Margaret Thatcher, Harold Macmillan and Tony Blair – to the frustrationShow More Summary

Gordon Brown Cries Foul

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is crying foul in his new book, that claims the United States misled the United Kingdom over the case for invasion in Iraq. Brown who succeeded Prime Minister Tony Blair, who led Britain inShow More Summary

Tony Blair: ‘We were wrong to boycott Hamas after its election win’

Tony Blair has said for the first time that he and other world leaders were wrong to yield to Israeli pressure to impose an immediate boycott of Hamas after the Islamic faction won Palestinian elections in 2006. As prime minister at the time, Blair offered strong support for the decision – driven by the George […]

Tony Blair: ‘We were wrong to boycott Hamas after its election win’

Former prime minister says international community should have tried to pull militant Islamic faction ‘into a dialogue’ over its refusal to recognise Israel Tony Blair has said for the first time that he and other world leaders wereShow More Summary

Jonathan Powell on Ending Conflicts – Insights on Leadership

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Jonathan Powell, the British Government’s chief negotiator on Northern Ireland under Prime Minister Tony Blair (1997-2007), joined Prof Richard English Monday for a conversation on ‘Ending Conflicts’ at the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s. Powell is now director of Inter/Mediate, a charity he founded in 2011 to more...

Blair Sees Chance Brexit Will Be Reversed

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told Bloomberg he thinks there is a 30% chance that Britain’s decision to quit the European Union will be reversed. Said Blair: “I still have some difficulty seeing how, after the general election which [...]

Former UK leader advises immigration curbs instead of Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is not giving up his campaign to prevent Britain from leaving the European Union, using a Sunday Times article to propose that Britain instead toughen its rules on EU immigration.

UK doesn't need Brexit to curb EU immigration, says former PM Blair

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could bring in tough new controls on immigration from the European Union without actually having to leave the bloc, former prime minister Tony Blair said on Sunday.

Trump is using the Hurricane Harvey tragedy to cover for his collapsing administration

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

On 9/11, as the World Trade Center collapsed and the Pentagon was in flames, Jo Moore, an adviser to one of British prime minister Tony Blair’s Cabinet members, sent a short email to her boss’ press office: “It is now a very good day to get out anything we want to bury. Councillors expenses?” This...

Kevin McNamara RIP, champion of an old Labour approach to Ireland

4 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

The late prime minister Jim Callaghan was said to have described Kevin McNamara once as “the Fianna Fail member for Kingston upon Hull North”.  Kevin himself recalled how Tony Blair on being elected Labour leader summoned him and told him straight : “I don’t want you in my shadow cabinet.”  At which Kevin rose from more...

Tony Blair Iraq Prosecution Ruled Out By London High Court; No Crime Committed Under UK Law

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair cannot be prosecuted for war crimes, the High Court has ruled. Following a legal action brought by a former Iraqi general, two senior judges have ruled that Blair – whose tenure as Premier came...Show More Summary

Attempt to prosecute Blair over Iraq fails in London High Court

LONDON (Reuters) - A British court on Monday rejected an attempt by a former Iraqi general to bring a private prosecution against former Prime Minister Tony Blair over the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

UK court blocks ex-general's bid to prosecute Blair

Britain's High Court has blocked a bid by an Iraqi ex-general to prosecute former Prime Minister Tony Blair for invading Iraq in 2003. Gen. Abdulwaheed Shannan Al Rabbat's case centered … Click to Continue »

Tony Blair prosecution over Iraq war blocked by judges

High court rejects attempt by former Iraqi general to bring private prosecution against former prime minister The high court has blocked a bid by a former chief of staff of the Iraqi army to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq war. Show More Summary

Mick Jaggers Drops Two New Solo Songs Bemoaning the Political Climate in England and America

The last time Mick Jagger put out a solo album, George W. Bush was president of the U.S., Tony Blair was prime minister of England, and Jagger was none too keen on their shared politics. Sixteen years later and both countries are still in disarray under new leadership, and Jagger ... More »

Where’s Britain’s Wellington when you need him?

Tony Blair has called for Brexit to be stopped in its tracks. The former prime minister, who campaigned for Remain last year, has suggested public opinion is “moving”. He told Sky News: “I think it’s possible now that Brexit doesn’t happen. Show More Summary

Tony Blair says Brexit must be stopped to halt harm to UK

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says there's a chance Britain won't leave the European Union — and stopping Brexit is "necessary" to avoid severe economic damage. In an article published … Click to Continue »

EU leaders willing to compromise on freedom of movement, says Tony Blair

LONDON (Reuters) - European Union leaders are willing to change the bloc's rules for the freedom of movement of workers, opening an opportunity for Britain to avoid a damaging "hard Brexit", former prime minister Tony Blair said on Saturday.

Blair says EU would level with UK on mass migration

European Union leaders would accept tightening up immigration rules to accomodate Britain, so the option of the UK staying in the bloc should remain open, former prime minister Tony Blair said Saturday. More than a decade of mass immigration...Show More Summary

Fascination and fear in Europe over Trump presidency

"There's a sense of horrified fascination" and fear, says Jonathan Powell, who ran the British prime minister's office during the Tony Blair years

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