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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

GOP Time Travels, Finds 2002 Is Awesome

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Senate and House Republicans traveled to Hershey, Pa. for their annual retreat to hear from Tony Blair, Jay Leno and a host of conservative luminaries from decades past.

On Tap in Hershey for G.O.P.: Budget, Health Care and Tony Blair

Lawmakers began Thursday morning with breakout sessions on the new Congress, the House leadership team holding one for their members, and the Senate leadership team hosting one for their conference.

Tale of Two Sketches

Here are two contrasting sketches about Tony Blair's appearance at a House of Commons Select Committee the other day. The first by Donald McIntyre in The Independent takes a balanced view of it all and what Blair had to say, whereasShow More Summary

Notorious 20-year-old British hacker could be behind CENTCOM hack

A 20-year-old British hacker who was once jailed for publishing former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's personal details, is said to be the leader of the group behind the hack of CENTCOM's Twitter account on Monday Investigators believe...Show More Summary

Defiant Tony Blair apologises for collapse of Downey trial, but says On the Runs scheme was necessary

Meetings of the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee are rarely so popular that they have to book an overspill room, but today’s hearing with Tony Blair was a sell-out occasion,… Continue reading The post Defiant Tony Blair apologises for collapse of Downey trial, but says On the Runs scheme was necessary appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

The joke that stunted Alan Johnson’s career

To the Oldie literary lunch where Mr S dined alongside the magazine’s editor Alexander Chancellor and Alan Johnson. Talk soon turned to Johnson’s former boss Tony Blair, as the Labour politician… Continue reading The post The joke that stunted Alan Johnson’s career appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Tony Blair: Believed OTR Letters were essential in getting Sinn Fein on board and left to DUP there would’ve been no peace process

2 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Tony Blair stepped up to the On The Runs Committee today to give evidence about the now infamous letters issued partly under his administration. Between the hard questioning led by Naomi Long and Ian Paisley Jnr, the most important pieces of information throughout the entire day came from a slightly softer approach adopted by Sylvia more...

Tony Blair to face OTRs’ grilling by MPs

3 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

The Commons Northern Ireland select committee delving into the undergrowth of the On the Runs controversy have won one major battle but lost a separate skirmish with the NIO. Tony Blair has surrendered to their pressure and will appear before them next Tuesday. However, Theresa Villiers and the Northern Ireland Office are being unnecessarily defensive in refusing more...

Spot On

Lots of people have thrown their tuppence worth in over Tony Blair's remarks about Labour's chances of winning the general election in May, but in this comment piece for The Times Philip Collins sets out the unabashed views of a true believer in the New Labour cause. Show More Summary

Up To Their Necks (17/04/14)

I agree with much of what John McTernan has to say in this opinion piece in The Times, especially the part where he nails Ed Miliband, Ed Balls and company for their hypocrisy in trying to distance themselves from Tony Blair and Gordon Brown when, as a matter of fact, they were up to their necks in the New Labour project all along. Show More Summary

Neal Lawson and the "Wrong Voters"

Sorry to get snoring boring about Tony Blair once more, but I have to say a few words about the silly phrasing Neal Lawson used while penning a New Year's message to the former Labour leader. The first rule of polemic is not to hand your opponent a shield that can parry your blows, and that is exactly what Neal did. Show More Summary

Blair the ideologue

In his interview with the Economist, Tony Blair seems like a sad old man living in the past. He says that "the Labour Party succeeds best when it is in the centre ground" - something which entails "not alienating large...

Tony Bloody Blair, Again

Like a grinning whack-a-mole, Tony Bloody Blair has popped up again with his ever-so-helpful pearls of wisdom. The groove hasn't changed for 20 years. Centre ground, blah blah, too leftwing blah, don't scare business. Someone pass me a mallet. Show More Summary

Way To Go!

The Economist published an interview with Tony Blair the other day which caused a bit of a rumpus because the former Labour leader's words were widely reported as a rebuke or warning to his successor, Ed Miliband. Tony Blair has since...Show More Summary

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