Thabo Mbeki attacks UK’s 'interventionist' foreign policy in Africa and Middle East One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 13:22 ON Thu 28 Nov 2013 Former South African president Thabo Mbeki has accused Tony Blair’s government of plotting to...Show More Summary
Following the surprise announcement of Rupert Murdoch's divorce from Wendi Deng this year, everyone began to try and work out what exactly the divorce meant. Much of the speculation revolved around an allegedly close relationship between...Show More Summary
Sources say mogul's ex-wife had 'multiple encounters' with ex-PM, but claims 'untrue', says Blair camp Talking Point LAST UPDATED AT 11:00 ON Mon 25 Nov 2013 RUPERT MURDOCH and Tony Blair used to be the best of friends. They were soShow More Summary
Relations between Rupert Murdoch and Tony Blair have collapsed over reports of Blair's friendship with the Fox News owner's ex-wife, Wendi Deng. The former British prime minister has always maintained his friendship with Deng is platonic. Show More Summary
Six and a half years after Gordon Brown finally badgered Tony Blair out of Downing Street, the relationship between these two men still dominates British politics. Why? Because David Cameron… Continue reading The post How the warring ghosts of Blair and Brown still haunt their successors appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Tony Blair won the 1997 general election by a landslide and in the early days of that Labour Government - Labour accepted a £1 million donation from Bernie Ecclestone the diminutive and very wealthy face of Formula One motor racing.Show More Summary
Tony Blair's U.K. government gave the U.S. permission to store and analyse the email, mobile phone and internet records of potentially millions of innocent Britons. At the same time U.S. security officials drew up plans to spy on British citizens unilaterally, without the knowledge of the U.K. Show More Summary
The Guardian and Channel 4 News report that Tony Blair allowed the US National Security Agency to spy on millions of Britons, and to record and store their browser history and email. In 2005, the US had gone ahead and initiated the spying without British permission. Subsequent Prime Ministers, including the current one, David Cameron, [...]
Sarah Lazare writes at Commondreams.org If the U.S. gets its way, the world will never know the details of top-level discussions between George W. Bush and Tony Blair that paved the way for the invasion of Iraq in 2003. An exclusive report released Thursday by The Independent reveals that the White House and U.S. State [...]
Back in the days before it was all business TONY BLAIR’S advice (TBA) has done little to change the ageing strongman of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Quite the opposite, it seems: Since Mr Blair became an adviser at the court ofShow More Summary
About seven years ago, I interviewed Bill Rammell, a Labour foreign office minister who that time was in charge of Tony Blair's policy to stop drug production in Afghanistan. As a portfolio, it struck me as something of a tough one, roughly equivalent to being tasked with being Minister in Charge of Wave Prevention to [...]
Fifteen years ago, tired of yobs and hooligans and a perceived decline in civility, British prime minister Tony Blair and his New Labour cabinet cooked up a nasty little legal concoction. It's called an ASBO. The acronym stands for Anti...Show More Summary
by Kevin Carson http://c4ss.org/content/22432 Intrusion by Ken MacLeod Ken MacLeod. Intrusion (Orbit Books, 2012). Imagine a near-future Britain with the full mix of paternalism and police state authoritarianism from Tony Blair’s New Labour days. But the ASBOs are issued pursuant … Continue reading ?
As the Telegraph reports today, Sir Jeremy Heywood, the Cabinet Secretary, is blocking the publication of correspondence between George W Bush and Tony Blair ahead of the Iraq War, together with later correspondence between Gordon Brown and Mr Bush – thus effectively stalling the already heavily delayed Iraq Inquiry. • Tim Stanley: The squalor of [...]
If you want a career in politics, don’t listen to Tony Blair. Seems odd, I know, given how successful a politician he was, and how I am regularly accused of being a Blairite zombie, but there you go. Sometimes hard … Continued
The U.N. and Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International recently released a flurry of deeply flawed reports on drone murders. According to the U.N.’s special rapporteur, whose day job is as law partner of Tony Blair’s wife, and according to two major human rights groups deeply embedded in U.S. Show More Summary
Tony Blair was doing his former-prime-minister routine the other day, at an event hosted by the excellent Mile End Group in London. These occasions always serve as a reminder that the Blair premiership was the most expensive training programme ever undertaken in history.
Former PM says UK would have been better prepared if 2005 cuts had been put into action One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 12:14 ON Wed 30 Oct 2013 TONY BLAIR has admitted that Labour should have made significant spending cuts before the...Show More Summary
Students in my class raised the issue of self-referential paradoxes, and the old classics came to my mind: “Now is not the time for sound-bites. I can feel the hand of history onmy shoulder”. (Tony Blair on TV, arriving in Belfast for the final stage of the Northern Irish negotiations, 8 April 1998 The most fantastic […]
Newcastle upon Tyne Andrew Adonis is not your conventional ‘retired’ politician. The sprightly 50-year-old shadow infrastructure minister remains more influential than his current job title suggests. After running Tony Blair’s… Continue reading The post Andrew Adonis interview: HS2, free schools and running for Mayor of London appeared first on Spectator Blogs.