Thom Yorke has claimed in a new interview that advisers to former Prime Minister Tony Blair "tried to blackmail" him when he was the spokesman for climate change campaign The Big Ask in 2003. At the time of the campaign, part of environmental organization Friends of the Earth, the Radiohead singer...
The right-wing Telegraph can't deny what critics have been saying since the Tony Blair years: when you use private to fund public services, the only people who benefit are the shareholders. (more…)
Labour 2015: pic.twitter.com/dpX31o2ykt — Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) November 8, 2015 Next March the 100th anniversary of the Irish Easter uprising A few years ago, when Labour were the natural party of government, Tony Blair ran his administration on what was known as the Grid. In essence, the Grid was a timetable of upcoming events which […]
The late nineties was a time of icons. For politics, it was Tony Blair. For music, it was Oasis. For fashion, it was combat trousers. And for once, even video games had a cool figurehead. Lara Croft was so cool, in fact, she appeared on the cover of The Face. Show More Summary
By David Morrison | (OpenDemocracy) | – – Tony Blair was warned by his intelligence chiefs that invading Iraq would increase the terror threat facing Britain. If MPs had known this, would…
Just about anyone, except it seems for the Bank of England’s forecasting department, could have seen this one coming. When… The post Mark Carney must avoid becoming the Tony Blair of central banking appeared first on Spectator Blogs...
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is coming under even more pressure over his decision to join the US and invade Iraq in 2003, after it was revealed ministers were told to burn and destroy a document which warned - on the eve of the invasion - that the move would be illegal.
In the coming weeks, the U.K. is certain to be rocked by the Chilcot Inquiry, the years-overdue investigation into the planning, marketing, and execution of the Iraq War under former Labor Prime Minister Tony Blair. That timing explains the preventive public relations war Blair launched over the past week to soften the coming blows. Show More Summary
British PM Blair said he was sorry for Iraq War, yet Jeb & other American politicians won't even admit it was bad
Scramble is OnNovember is less than a week away and nighttime temperatures are dropping rapidly.What is Europe supposed to do with hundreds of thousands of migrants in need of shelter?This is one of those things German chancellor Angela...Show More Summary
Over the weekend former British Prime Minister Tony Blair issued a nuanced “ apology ” for the Iraq War, essentially apologizing for a number of key mistakes without apologizing for removing Saddam Hussein from power. In doing so, he...Show More Summary
I was against the Iraq War. And I’ve been against Tony Blair ever since I first clapped eyes on his… The post Tony Blair doesn’t need to apologise for the Iraq war appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
There is perhaps no Western leader as deeply tarnished by the Iraq war and its failures as Tony Blair, under whose leadership Britain became a prominent player in the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. Blair, once a media darling for his reinvention of the British left, was soon dubbed George W. Bush's "poodle" for his apparent […]
Here's a juxtaposition. One the one hand, Tony Blair's partial apology for the Iraq war has reminded us of the greatest failure of New Labour whilst on the other hand, Speri's Tony Payne reminds us that Blair delivered "many substantial...
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Former British PM Tony Blair reiterated on Sunday some of his previous half-hearted “apologies” for illegally launching a war of aggression on Iraq…
By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams The U.K.’s former prime minister offers no real apology for the 2003 invasion.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair was asked in a CNN interview to look back on what he thought about leading Britain to join America in the 2003 campaign against Iraq.