Hilary Clinton's informal adviser urged the then-US secretary of state to help Tony Blair in his 2009 bid to become European President, newly disclosed emails show. The advisor, Sidney Blumenthal, was not employed by the State Department...Show More Summary
Hilary Clinton's adviser urged the then-US secretary of state to help Tony Blair in his 2009 bid to become European President, newly disclosed emails show. Advisor Sidney Blumenthal wanted Clinton to lobby German Chancellor Angela Merkel...Show More Summary
Jonathan Powell, former chief of staff to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, on why we have to talk to terrorists.
The UK's short-lived, awkward relationship with its Freedom of Information law appears to winding its way towards an acrimonious divorce. Not fully implemented until 2005 and disowned by its co-creator (former PM Tony Blair) in his memoirs...Show More Summary
Weeks before the 2005 Freedom of Information Act came into effect, Tony Blair's government instituted a policy of automatically purging all calendar items and emails after three months. Read the rest
Alan Milburn has told Labour something it does not want to hear: Tony Blair was as great for the party as Margaret Thatcher was for the Tories. At a breakfast… Continue reading The post Alan Milburn finally confronts Labour with the hard truth about Tony Blair appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
“One of Tony Blair’s closest allies and political friends Lord Falconer has admitted he thought the Iraq war was a mistake,” the Scotsman reports. Said Falconer: “We didn’t find weapons of mass destruction there and that was the basis by [...]
News that Tony Blair and his officials are in active negotiation with Khaled Meshaal, the leader of Hamas to bring about an end to the eight year siege of Gaza might come as a surprise to those acquainted with the record of the former...Show More Summary
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has offered former British prime minister Tony Blair a job as an advisor as he continued his overhaul of government staff, seeking to increase his country's effectiveness in responding to RussianShow More Summary
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko can't seem get enough of foreign advisors telling his government how to carry out reforms, this time offering former British Prime Minister Tony Blair a job in his International Advisory Council for Reforms, a press release on the president's website reported.
Although Richard Desmond has sworn his allegiance to Ukip’s Nigel Farage, the media mogul previously backed Tony Blair, with the owner of the Express papers donating £100,000 to Labour in 2001.… Continue reading The post Richard Desmond: I made £5,000 profit from Labour donation appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s travels and security cost the British taxpayer up to 16,000 pounds (almost $25,000) weekly, secret documents seen by The Telegraph revealed.
Tony Blair popped into King’s College London this morning to discuss ‘how to run a government’ with his former adviser Michael Barber. Amongst other things, the former Prime Minister discussed David… Continue reading The post Tony Blair takes a dig at chillaxing Cameron appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has a new job campaigning against religious and political extremism in Europe. A week after he stepped down as Middle East envoy of the Quartet — the United States, United...Show More Summary
A rocky start for Tony Blair's new role promoting tolerance and reconciliation
In his first appearance at Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron, now British premier but then Leader of the Opposition, sneered at Tony Blair: “I want to talk about the future…He was the future once.” That may be how the developers of...Show More Summary
As the UK prepares to vote in an In-Out referendum on EU membership, a new survey has revealed huge public distrust of two of the referendum's loudest voices - former PM Tony Blair and anti-EU party UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
Narcissism is forever: Tony Blair has a new job. Over at The Spectator, Bruce Anderson rejoices: A spectre is haunting the world: the spectre of Tony Blair’s ego. Mr Blair has wasted eight years pretending to solve the problems of the Middle East. Show More Summary
A spectre is haunting the world: the spectre of Tony Blair’s ego. Mr Blair has wasted eight years pretending to solve the problems of the Middle East. He has also… Continue reading The post Tony Blair’s new job shows how self-important and detached he has become appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Andrew Gelman (the Tony Blair thing?): Gur Huberman writes on the recent fraud in experiments in polisci: This comment is a reaction to the little of the discussion which I [Gur] followed, mostly in the NYTimes. What I didn’t see anybody say is that the system actually worked. First, there’s...