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Top Civil Servant 'Secretly Runs Government' Says Gove's Former Aide

The government is secretly being run by a senior civil servant, according to claims by Michael Gove's ex aide Dominic Cummings. Sir Jeremy Haywood, who was Tony Blair’s principle private secretary between 1999 and 2003 is said to have Prime Minister David Cameron "by the balls", according to Cummings. Show More Summary

Dog Whistle Politics

Dan Hodges names Chukka Umana as one of the few Labour politicians to stand up to UKIP, but this ignores Tony Blair's intervention back in May 2014 when he urged Labour to go on the offensive against Nigel Farage &Co. Yet the opposite...Show More Summary

Mr. 2%: Tony Blair’s Secret Oil Contract with Saudis Revealed

TheLipTV: “Tony Blair’s secret contract with a Saudi oil company has been revealed as details have emerged that the ex-Prime Minister received £41,000 a month and two percent commission on any successful…


IN THE run-up to the 1997 election Roy Jenkins compared Tony Blair to a man carrying a Ming vase across a slippery floor. Labour's then-leader was on track for a dazzling win (consistently twenty points or more ahead of the Conservatives in polls of voting intention). Show More Summary

Blair Brokered Six Figure Cash for Contacts Deal with Saudis

A leaked document has emerged showing that former Prime Minister Tony Blair signed a ‘cash-for-contacts’ deal with PetroSaudi, an oil company owned by a member of the Saudi royal family. The contract promised Blair £41,000 a month, and 2 percent commission on any deals brokered as a result of his help, the Times has reported. Show More Summary

Rochester vote: Not just immigration

Education, Education, Education was how Tony Blair set out his priorities for office ahead of the 1997 General Election. Perhaps the Rochester and Strood by-election campaign could also be summed up in three words - Immigration, Immigration,...Show More Summary

It's the Sense of Security, Stupid

At the start of the summer, prospective parliamentary candidates enjoyed a breakfast audience with His Royal Blairness. There was none of the "proper" post-prime ministerial coyness that our Tony normally pretends to. He was frank and open. Show More Summary

These Sexy Fictional Presidents Definitely Get Our Vote

Blair Underwood, Tony Goldwyn, and Bill Pullman are just some of the actors who would make us vote YES. Look back on the hottest presidents in film and TV.

Destined to Disappoint: What Barack Obama Should Have Learnt From Tony Blair

Peter Harris Domestic Politics, United States "The fallout from Obama’s disappointing spell in office will continue to affect U.S. politics long after next week’s elections."  Six years ago, America voted for change.  Crushed under the weight of the Iraq War and, ultimately, a collapsing financial system, George W. Show More Summary

British Jihadi offered to reveal Jihadi John identity for £3k car

Junaid Hussain, who hails from Birmingham, United Kingdom, first came to the limelight when he hacked into the personal details of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair back in 2012. The British Jihadi is now making headlines again, by promising that he would identify the IS executioner Jihadi John in exchange of £3,000 car. Show More Summary

Tony Blair is Wrong about the Muslim World... or is He?

At the heart of Tony Blair's position on Islam is his belief in the chasm which exists between Islam itself (or the Koran itself) and the beliefs and actions of Islamic extremists and terrorists.

Combating Extremism

Tony Blair is unyielding in his criticism of Islamic extremism and in this article for the BBC he argues that intervention is the key whether through an education programme that promotes tolerance and respect or via military action that can prevent murder and genocide. Show More Summary

'Bottler' Brown

Gordon Brown acquired a reputation as a 'bottler' when he finally replaced Tony Blair as leader of the Labour Party, but refused when he subsequently became Prime Minister to call an early general election to seek a new mandate from the voters. Show More Summary

Doomed to Defeat

Here's a strange story from The Telegraph which reports the views of Tony Blair who led the Labour Party to victory in three successive general elections, but apparently believes that Ed Miliband is doomed to defeat because of his failure to connect with the voters. Show More Summary

A double strength headache for Miliband

Johann Lamont and Tony Blair don’t have much in common. But they are both causing Ed Miliband trouble this morning.   I suspect that those close to Miliband are relieved… Continue reading The post A double strength headache for Miliband appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 25 Oct 2014

BLAIR: ED MILIBAND ‘CANNOT WIN’ Tony Blair believes Ed Miliband cannot win the next general election, says the Daily Telegraph. The former Labour leader has reportedly told allies that he believes the Conservatives will win next May because Miliband has failed to connect with Labour voters. Show More Summary

The NHS Wales disaster vindicates Tony Blair, not David Cameron

  As someone who believes that a Labour government would be a calamity for Britain, I ought not to mind the recent fuss about NHS Wales. Yes, it is a… Continue reading The post The NHS Wales disaster vindicates Tony Blair, not David Cameron appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Terror suspect 'planned to assassinate Tony Blair'

Credits: CARL COURT/AFP/GettyImages Alt Text: Former British prime minister Tony Blair Jury hears of plot similar to the 2008 Mumbai terror attack that left 160 people dead One-Minute Read Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 3:34pm A man accused...Show More Summary


Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair could have been the target of a terror attack, the jury in a secret trial has heard. Erol Incedal, who is accused of preparing acts of terrorism and possessing a document called how to make a bomb on a memory card, was arrested in September last year, the court […]

BREAKING: Terror Suspect 'Planned to Attack Tony Blair'

A suspected terrorist planned to attack Tony and Cherie Blair, a court has heard. The prosecution in the trial of Erol Incedal at the Old Bailey in London said that he potentially planned to attack the former Prime Minister, after Blair's home address was found on his computer. Show More Summary

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