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Back to the future

5 days agoArts : Night and Day

Almost a decade ago, David Cameron informed Tony Blair, unkindly but accurately, ‘You were the future once.’ A visitor to the Whitechapel Gallery’s exhibition, Adventures of the Black Square, might… Read more The post Back to the future appeared first on The Spectator.

It’s Google and the tech elite’s world, we’re just barely getting by in it

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Someone once observed that the difference between Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher was that whereas Thatcher believed that she was always right, Blair believed not only that he was right but also that he was good. Visitors to the big technology companies in California come away with the feeling...

Mining And The Future Of African Prosperity

Last week I attended the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, as both a presenter and a student seeking opportunities. One of the highlights of the conference was former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s keynote address, during which he offered some crucial advice to African governments: To attract and foster a robust […]

Hunting may be banned, but the fight still goes on

Ten years ago today, Tony Blair’s ban on hunting with dogs came into force. Rural communities had marched, Otis Ferry had stormed the Commons, but none of it made any… Continue reading The post Hunting may be banned, but the fight still goes on appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Feeble Argument (10/02/15)

Armando Iannucci is the comedy writer best-known for his portrayal of an effective but very foul-mouthed spin doctor widely believed to be inspired by Alistair Campbell during his time as the official spokesperson for Tony Blair. And...Show More Summary

Quick comment: Michael Fullilove on Australia's dysfunctional politics

A quarter-century of political stability and effective government gave Australia an international reputation that attracted future leaders such as Tony Blair and David Cameron to Australia to learn from the likes of Hawke, Keating and Howard. Show More Summary

Inspiring People

Tony Blair wrote a moving tribute to this young woman who worked with the former prime Minister in Government before moving on to head up the Africa Governance Initiative. But like many talented people instead of just succumbing to her...Show More Summary

Kate Gross

Here's an article from The Sunday Times in which Tony Blair paid tribute to a former member of his staff Kate Gross who sadly died on Christmas Day 2014. She was 36 when death took her. But it didn’t beat her The former prime minister...Show More Summary

Feeble Argument

Armando Iannucci is the comedy writer best-known for his portrayal of an effective but very foul-mouthed spin doctor widely believed to be inspired by Alistair Campbell during his time as the official spokesperson for Tony Blair. And...Show More Summary

Following Tony’s offer to do what he can to help LAB here’s Marf

Politcalbetting's Marf on Tony Blair's offer to LAB pic.twitter.com/0owiJ6rzTX — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) February 8, 2015

Weaponising Tony Blair

Regulars round these parts know I'm not a fan of Tony Blair. I don't think much of his record in office, though I do recognise his legacy was more complex than Iraq and neoliberalism with a smile. Nor was I too enamoured of his new year interventions, which were widely read as a pop at Ed Miliband. Show More Summary

Clapped-Out Clunker

Once upon a time Gordon Brown was hailed by Tony Blair as a 'great clunking fist', but if you ask me Gordon's just a clapped-out old clunker these days a politician who is a long way past his sell-by date. Apparently, Gordon is due to...Show More Summary

Brian Cox bans Ed Miliband from using 1997 Labour anthem

D:Ream’s Things Can Only Get Better was the song of choice in the Labour campaign that saw Tony Blair win the 1997 general election. Alas, Ed Miliband won’t be able to use the tune this… Continue reading The post Brian Cox bans Ed Miliband from using 1997 Labour anthem appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Political Put Down

I enjoyed this exchange of views between John Rentoul and Neal Lawson, the latter having argued, bizarrely in my view, that the wrong kind of people were voting Labour when Tony Blair led the party and won three general elections in a row. Show More Summary

The Roundup

Good morning! International Politics Overall - Tony Blair: Even without the non-existent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, I would have invaded it regardless; You heard it here folks! Let’s see what Bush and co. say about this. - Even looking at the MQ9 Reaper, a drone, gives an idea on how much drone strikes are valued by [...]

Pentagon Launches Essay Contest To Glorify Saudi King Abdullah

Tony Blair on King Abdullah: "He was loved by his people and will be deeply missed." pic.twitter.com/X0evgK5Zur — Tom Copley (@tomcopley) January 23, 2015 You can’t make this stuff up, actually you have to as only a fictitious rendition of the life of King Abdullah would be in any way flattering. The Department of Defense, [...]

Tony Blair's letter apologizing to Colonel Gaddafi surfaces

A letter has former British prime minister Tony Blair apologizing for Britain's failure to send dissidents to Libya.

Weekend Show Preview — 1.25.15

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights will include Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on “Face the Nation”; former Prime Minister of the U.K., Tony Blair on “Fareed Zakaria GPS”;...Show More Summary

Week ahead

There may well be appearances by exotic species like the Eurasian Beaver, or even defenders of Tony Blair, but overall, this is a week that sags in the middle. You never know what events might force a ministerial statement or urgentShow More Summary

Iraq Inquiry - Is it being 'sexed down'?

Delayed again. Until after the election. Very suspicious say those who fear a cover up of the decisions taken by Tony Blair's government which led the UK to join George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq. Nick Clegg - whose Liberal DemocratShow More Summary

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