I came for the deadpan snark, but I stayed for the amazing autotuned mashup at the end. (via Memex)
In 2013, London police stopped Erol Incedal for speeding and found a piece of paper with the address of Tony Blair in his car. Police installed a listening device into the student's vehicle and captured his discussion with a friend to buy a gun.
Guardian last Friday:Whether you agreed with what was being said or not, there was the odd and welcome sense of being talked to as an adult by an adult – at least until Phillips interviewed Tony Blair, which was, as ever, like beingShow More Summary
Motivated by jealousy over Bill Clinton’s cash haul, Tony Blair has used his nomination as a Middle East peace envoy to enrich himself and JP Morgan, a new book claims.
Tony Blair has made a small fortune after stepping down as UK prime minister, advising illiberal leaders from Kuwait to Kazakhstan. A timely new book details his awkward juggling of paid and non-profit work. Blair is an extreme example of a wider challenge to politics.
All this talk about Tony Blair, hissing and pantomime villains reminded me of an old track by Joni Mitchell - 'The Hissing of Summer Lawns'. Not one of her absolute best songs perhaps, but it's the only song by anyone I can think of with the word 'hissing' in the title.
The Tony Blair haters are out in force at the moment and seem to be driven somewhat mad by their animosity towards a man who won three general elections in a row and made the Labour Party electable again. The reason for all this ill-feeling...Show More Summary
I've long thought John Prescott to be man of low intelligence and he proves my point in spectacular fashion with his comments about Tony Blair in this article from The Mail newspaper. Now unless my memory is playing tricks on me Lord...Show More Summary
Even Trevor Phillips, the personification of official political correctness under Tony Blair, has had enough multiculturalism: In a devastating critique of a culture of misguided political correctness, Trevor Phillips said
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair claimed that welcoming migrants to Great Britain from Eastern Europe was a smart idea in 2000s.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is in discussions about a change in his role in the Middle East as representative of the Quartet, consisting of Russia, the United States of America, the United Nations and the European Union...
Tony Blair is relinquishing his post as the envoy for the Middle East Quartet to take a different role in the peace negotiations, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter. Blair, at the helm of the Quartet for nearly eight years, intends to reshape his role in […]
I’ve met people at political events who seem otherwise normal, and then Tony Blair’s name is mentioned and their eyes light up in a way that suggest a chemical reaction has… Continue reading The post The Labour party loves to hate Tony Blair appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Labour Party is not looking in great shape as the general election draws closer and seems able to find problems where none exist such as the row which has blown up following Tony Blair's donation to Labour candidates in target seats. Show More Summary
Tony Blair wants to give 106 Labour candidates fighting marginal seats a thousand quid. For CLPs used to campaigning on a shoestring, that could stretch a long way. Yet because this largesse comes from Blair's pockets, some parliamentary candidates have a problem with it. Show More Summary
This week Tony Blair donated £106,000 to the Labour Party, with £1,000 going to each Labour candidate fighting for a target seat. Ed Miliband has since faced flak for accepting… Continue reading The post Tony Blair spotted fine dining in Burma following his Labour donation appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
You almost have to admire Justin Forsyth’s brass neck. He is a former Gordon Brown spin chief earning more than the Prime Minister’s £142,000 for running Save the Children. Or,… Continue reading The post Justin Forsyth has far more to apologise for than Tony Blair’s Save the Children award appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
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.
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...
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 […]