Relations between Rupert Murdoch and Tony Blair have collapsed over reports of Blair's friendship with the Fox News owner's ex-wife, Wendi Deng. The former British prime minister has always maintained his friendship with Deng is platonic. Show More Summary
Fifteen years ago, tired of yobs and hooligans and a perceived decline in civility, British prime minister Tony Blair and his New Labour cabinet cooked up a nasty little legal concoction. It's called an ASBO. The acronym stands for Anti...Show More Summary
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and philanthropist/farmer Howard G. Buffett were the stars at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogues today in Des Moines, launching new initiatives to address conservation, hunger and poverty issues in Africa. For one, the … Continue reading ?
A doctored photo of Britain’s former prime minister posing in front of exploding bombs may play a large role in how the Iraq War is recalled; beginning in January, millions of uninsured Americans will receive health coverage under Medicaid; meanwhile, the climate threat we should all be worried about is water scarcity. Show More Summary
Relatively soon after Tony Blair became prime minister a new question started doing the rounds at Westminster. “When oh when,” people began asking, “is the real Tony Blair going to stand up?” When I say “people”, I actually mean those commentators, MPs and activists who could broadly be described as the soft Left. People like [...]
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s daughter was threatened with a gun Monday night in Marylebone, a section of London, as she walked with some friends and her boyfriend. Kathryn Blair, 25, was approached by two male suspects who allegedly had a gun but did not use it, the BBC reports. Show More Summary
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the BBC that the aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq has made the U.K. “hesitant” to get involved in an intervention in Syria. Last week, the British House of Commons voted against he...Show More Summary
The British are out; the French are in. We've come a long way since 2003, when British Prime Minister Tony Blair joined George W. Bush in cheerleading for the Iraq War, while the French were mocked as "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" for refusing to join in. Show More Summary
In the slow march to war in Iraq in 2003, relations between the UK, France and America were at an all time low - as the UK Labour Prime Minister, Tony Blair made a strategic alliance with a Republican President, George Bush, while aShow More Summary
"The last time a British prime minister was defeated by the Commons on a war motion was 1782 when MPs refused to go on fighting – of all people – the restless Americans wishing for independence. It’s taken Tony Blair, Iraq and the dodgy dossier to bring about such a historic moment again in our land. Show More Summary
What a momentous day for British democracy. The era of presidential rule is over. Parliament has reclaimed the powers chipped away by successive prime ministers, culminating with Tony Blair and the hegemony of spin. It has even snatched some powers it never had, beyond control of the purse. There can be no going to war [...]
Tony Blair would have had less of a presence in today’s Commons debate on Syria if he’d actually turned up to it. The former Prime Minister was threaded throughout the… Continue reading The post David Cameron attacks Blair’s ghost in Syria debate appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke up this week, urging the West to use military force to intervene in Syria. He insisted it's "time we took a side," striking against the Assad regime that Blair said is responsible for "an assault on civilians not seen since the dark …
By Hazel Henderson: Author Geoff Mulgan, former top aide to Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair and founder of the celebrated think tank Demos, earns his spurs as a top-rank, global public intellectual with his latest book, The Locust and The Bee (Princeton University Press, 2013). Show More Summary
It was one of the more surprising questions Tony Blair has been asked during his political career, particularly as the interviewer was John Humphrys. "If you could swap with [Andy] Murray," he asked the former prime minister, "what you've done for what he's done, would you do that?" Mr Blair's response was swift. Show More Summary
Beneath the radar of the US media, Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu succeeded in blocking a statement by European Union member states that would have included sharp criticism of illegal Israeli settlement activity and of the general direction of the peace process. Show More Summary
If you want to understand what has just happened in Australian politics, where the Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been deposed by an internal party coup, try to imagine Tony Blair being ousted by Ed Miliband. That is, imagine a leader who at least has something going for him/herself in terms of dynamism and [...]
Cincinnati Boychoir, on tour in the UK, sang for Britain’s former prime minister Tony Blair last week. Blair flew back from engagements in Paris just for the concert at the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in west London. Two of the Boychoir members stayed in the prime minister’s home for two nights, and were given autographed copies...
Australian diplomacy had a very different look and feel when I arrived here at the back end of 2006. John Howard was still the prime minister, just as George W Bush and Tony Blair remained in charge in Washington and Westminster. Consequently,...Show More Summary
A spokesperson for former UK prime minister Tony Blair has denied rumors that his client is having an affair with Wendi Deng, the Chinese-American business woman at the start of divorce proceedings with media mogul Rupert Murdoch. When...Show More Summary