"Margaret Thatcher believed in privatization. Tony Blair just likes rich people." — Charles Moore, quoted in Tony Judt's Reappraisals. Over the past few days a couple of liberal writers have been going around a well-worn debate track:...Show More Summary
On Saturday I attended Labour’s special conference at the Excel centre in London’s Docklands. In about 30 or 40 years' time, as I sit in my rocking chair, pipe in hand, wide-eyed children may look up at me, and in breathless voices say “Really Grandad? You were actually at Labour’s 2014 special conference? The one [...]
In today's Tweet Beat, Anthony Bourdain is not a Tony Blair fan, Andre Leon Talley loves Instagram/Kim Kardashian and Wanda Sykes thinks Pharrell fans have bigger fish to fry. Read more...
Last week, we learned that former British prime minister Tony Blair emailed disgraced News Corp. executive Rebekah Brooks in 2011 to offer his "unofficial" consulting services as she faced arrest over the company's metastasizing phone hacking scandal. Show More Summary
My colleague Dan Hannan argues that Hitler was a socialist. It's a popular idea among libertarians, often used to shame the opposition – after all the Nazis did call themselves National Socialists. But, then again, Tony Blair once said he was a socialist, too. So labels can be misleading. That Hitler wasn't a socialist became [...]
TONY BLAIR has had a bad few weeks. He has been “arrested” for crimes against peace for the fifth time since a website, “Arrest Blair”, started offering a bounty to any citizen willing to give this a go. He has been dragged into an embarrassing...Show More Summary
Jacob Heilbrunn There are things to admire about Tony Blair. He refurbished the Labor Party, proving a deft steward who stripped it of the left-wing shibboleths that had become encrusted upon it like barnacles upon a rotting ship. None of his successors have matched his political successes. Show More Summary
Tony Blair, in a phone conversation with one of the major figures in the scandal, Rebekah Brooks, reportedly offered to act as “unofficial adviser.”
Jarod Kintz once wrote: ““I once saw a snake having sex with a vulture, and I thought, It’s just business as usual in Washington DC.?” Apparently it’s also business as usual among the elites in the UK as well. We submit to you the case of one former Prime Minister named Tony Blair, who was [...]
In the midst of the phone-hacking scandal that shook news magnate Rupert Murdoch’s empire in 2011, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair offered some friendly advice to a Murdoch executive, according to an email made public in a London court Tuesday. Show More Summary
The former News International CEO, whose defense formally opens Thursday, also suggested to her then-boss James Murdoch that hacking could be blamed on fellow executives Les Hinton and Colin Myler. read more
As the years go by, the smell intensifies. If you want a glimpse into the utterly corrupt British Establishment under Tony Blair, look no further than the evidence produced yesterday at Rebekah Brooks’s trial in charges of phone-hacking. It was an email from the former prime minister to the disgraced editor offering his personal assistance […]
Less than a week before News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks was arrested for her involvement in the phone-hacking scandal that rocked Britain, she received an offer of help from an unlikely source: The country’s former Prime Minister. The Guardian reports: Read more...
People pay Tony Blair handsomely for his PR advice; but, today, thanks to the hacking trial at the Old Bailey, we allegedly get to see a glimpse of the Great… Continue reading The post Rebekah Brooks’s ‘Hutton style’ email appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
An email has just been read out – detonated would be a better phrase – from the phone hacking trial. It appears to suggest that Tony Blair was advising Rebekah Brooks and Rupert Murdoch on how to deal with the firestorm engulfing them. For obvious reasons it isn’t possible to go into the implications for that case, which [...]
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s phone-hacking trial has heard that former Prime Minister Tony Blair allegedly Hacking Trial: Blair Offered To Advise Murdoch - -
According to an email revealed during a trial concerning phone hacking allegations at Rupert Murdoch-owned news outlets in England, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair advised one-time News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks on handling the burgeoning scandal just days before she was arrested as a result of the investigation.
LONDON (AP) — Britain's phone-hacking trial has heard that former Prime Minister Tony Blair allegedly offered to work as an unofficial adviser to Rupert Murdoch as revelations of illegal phone hacking engulfed the mogul's media empi...
Just after Gordon Brown replaced Labour's Tony Blair as Prime Minister, on 27 June 2007, part of the UK was hit by devastating floods and we had similar pictures to this we have seen in recent weeks - of politicians stomping around in Wellington boots doing their best to sound supportive and solicitous. Show More Summary