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Fascination and fear in Europe over Trump presidency

"There's a sense of horrified fascination" and fear, says Jonathan Powell, who ran the British prime minister's office during the Tony Blair years

Does Labour’s jump in the polls prove moderates were wrong?

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

  I’ve been banging on about Labour heading for electoral disaster since Jeremy Corbyn first looked like he would win the 2015 Labour Party leadership election. In 2015, I agreed with Tony Blair when he wrote in the Guardian: “If Jeremy Corbyn becomes leader it won’t be a defeat like 1983 or 2015 at the more...

The Guardian view on Theresa May’s manifesto: a new Toryism | Editorial

Like Tony Blair in 1997, Mrs May is where the majority of voters are: to the left on the economy and to the right on social issues. She plays to this mood, a political judgment that risks society closing in on itself rather than opening...Show More Summary

Tony Blair: Iraq war prosecution attempt goes back to court

Controversy revolves around then prime minister’s decision in 2003 to take Britain into the invasion A high court judge will consider on Tuesday whether a legal ban on prosecuting Tony Blair over the Iraq war can be challenged. A private...Show More Summary

From Blair to Brexit: How Britain Changed Between the 1997 and 2017 Elections

Twenty years ago, Tony Blair won the U.K. election in a record-breaking landslide. After Brexit, does anything remain of the Britain he led?

Focus on what really matters, Blair advises Macron

France's incoming president Emmanuel Macron got some advice on Friday from former British prime minister Tony Blair, with whom the reform-minded Frenchman has often been compared. In an opinion piece in Le Monde daily titled "What Emmanuel...Show More Summary

Tony Blair assures EU that May is sincere about a frictionless border; sees need for small amendment to the GFA

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

Am I on my own in becoming weary of  yet another of the great and  good  speaking in general terms about the future of the Border?  Tony Blair, addressing a European People’s Party gathering in Co Wicklow  was at pains to  declare his confidence in Theresa May’s sincerity over wanting a “ frictionless “border, even more...

Brexit means changing N.Ireland peace deal: Blair

Former British prime minister Tony Blair said Friday that the landmark 1998 peace agreement for Northern Ireland -- which he helped to negotiate -- would have to be changed because of Brexit. "The Good Friday or Belfast Agreement was...Show More Summary

Former UK PM Blair says Northern Ireland peace deal needs Brexit amendment

KILCOOLE, Ireland (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's 1998 peace deal will need to be amended in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union as it contains references to the bloc, former British prime minister Tony Blair said on Friday.

Tony Blair says 'left media' is being unfair on Donald Trump

LONDON — The left-wing media is unfair in its treatment of US President Donald Trump, according to the former British prime minister Tony Blair. Blair told GQ magazine that he agreed with some of the criticisms the US president has made...Show More Summary

The Return of Tony Blair

As Britain enters the jingoistic, ill-tempered final phase of its forty-four-year membership in the European Union, the early years of Tony Blair’s New Labour government, in the late nineteen-nineties, occur in the mind as a painful and unlikely memory. Show More Summary

The Most Hated Man in Britain Thinks He Can Save the Country

The best thing Tony Blair can do for Brexit and the Labour Party is to stay as far away as possible.

Tony Blair: 'Not Everything Trump Says About His Media Coverage Is Unfair'

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

"The left media finds it very hard to be objective on Trump," he said, adding that he would be happy to work alongside the Trump administration.

Ex-Intel Boss: Blair ‘Airbrushed’ Northern Ireland Peace Process

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Bill Clinton and Tony Blair wanted to show the world they were blessed peacemakers. But it was spying and covert action that made the peace possible.

Fianna Fail must not make the same mistake with Bertie, that Labour have with Blair

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

1st May 2017, marked the 20th anniversary of the election of Tony Blair as British Prime Minister. For the current Labour Leadership, a huge part of their existence is owed to a repudiation of the Blair years with its mix of missed opportunities and misadventures such as the War in Iraq. Fianna Fail and Ireland more...

Tony Blair is returning to politics

The former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has told the Daily Mirror that he would like to return to politics to fight Brexit. Blair was Prime Minister for ten years (1997-2007) and had welded the foreign policy of the United Kingdom to the US's. Show More Summary

Ex-PM Blair announces comeback to fight Brexit

2 months agoNews : The Cutline

Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Monday announced a return to domestic politics to fight Brexit, while acknowledging he remains a divisive figure whose contribution may not be welcomed. The former Labour leader will not be...Show More Summary

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