It's odd to think that Tony Blair, who stood down as prime minister nearly six years ago after a decade in office, has just turned 60. That was once the age when a British politician was just coming into his prime. Palmerston died in office a few days shy of his 81st birthday. Gladstone formed [...]
It is clear that the EU is making concrete plans to create a European army with little in the way of public discussion, despite the potential damage to NATO, claims UKIP MEPFormer British Prime Minister Tony Blair said recently that the European Union is not about peace, but about power. Show More Summary
Paul J. Saunders The Washington Post has made clear that a decade after the invasion of Iraq, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is still George Bush’s poodle. Blair said Bush continues to believe that the world is safer without...Show More Summary
Ed Miliband may have politely told Tony Blair what to do with his advice about the direction of the Labour party, but the former Labour Prime Minister’s allies aren’t quite… Continue reading The post The Blairites bite back appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Tony Blair - the former Labour leader and Prime Minister - has ruffled a few feathers with an article he has written for the centenary edition of the New Statesman - a left wing, political magazine that I've written for myself in the past. Show More Summary
Tony Blair asked Labour seven awkward questions this week, ranging from issues that everyone’s talking about to rather more quirky ones that the former Prime Minister would like everyone to… Continue reading The post Seven awkward questions for the Tories appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who left his post in 2007 at age 54, refused in a USA Today interview to offer advice on life after politics to President Obama, who will leave the White House in 2017 also at a relatively young age, 55. Said Blair: "That would be presumptuous. Show More Summary
Tony Blair has delivered a stark warning that Labour's fierce resistance to austerity and welfare cuts could reduce it to a party of protest.In an apparent dig at Ed Miliband, the former prime minister cautioned that the political centre...Show More Summary
Speaking of the Islamic sheikhdown racket from the United Kingdom, how nice to see Nazir Ahmed back in the news. When we last encountered this native Pakistan Islamic-supremacist, made a life peer by Prime Minister Tony Blair in 1998,...Show More Summary
On March 20th 2003 Britons woke to footage of fireballs over Baghdad. The first cruise missiles, launched from American ships in the Persian Gulf, had hit the city some five hours before. Tony Blair, the prime minister, addressed the nation: The threat to Britain today is not that of my father's generation. Show More Summary
British f ormer prime minister Tony Blair sat down for an interview today with the BBC for the upcoming tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Although he acknowledged Iraq is nowhere near where he hoped it would be at this point,...Show More Summary
The idea that political leaders should apologise for historical events is now deeply ingrained. At times it seemed as though Tony Blair, when he was prime minister, would apologise for almost anything, as long as the original transgression had nothing directly to do with him. His contribution on the Irish potato famine was mocked by [...]
For the record: this is not a specific criticism of David Cameron or the Conservatives. Everything I'm about to write applies equally to Tony Blair, and to Ed Miliband, and every other party leader and PM of recent years and probably foreseeable future. But my God, every time Cameron opens his mouth to respond to [...]
In three months' time Tony Blair will be 60 years old. It is quite a thought. Goodness, ten years after that he will 70. Indeed, what with rising life expectancy and the trend in Britain for younger party leaders, a former PM can now expect to be around for many decades after they leave office. [...]
Tony Blair usually grows rather awkward when asked about the current direction of the Labour party under Ed Miliband. Clearly afraid of appearing a backseat driver, the former Prime Minister… Continue reading The post Labour prepares to enter the battle of the best ideas appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
For all the talk of "mission creep" in north Africa and comparisons to Tony Blair, this Prime Minister does not have the stomach for foreign wars of any scale.
In Britain, his ‘open door’ immigration policies have been criticised by all sides.But in Poland, which was transformed by entry into the EU, Tony Blair is feted as a hero.And yesterday the former Prime Minister was handed a specialShow More Summary
So at last David Cameron delivered his long awaited speech on Europe. Arguably the most important speech, by a British Prime Minister, since Tony Blair’s speech proposing the case for war in Iraq. British politics, it seems, has entered the era of the referendum arguably started with the referendum on the voting system in [...]
Actor James Nesbitt, the father of soccer star David Beckham and former Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife are among the latest to settle. read more