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That Was The Week

So, the Conservative Party conference ended as it began with the Tories shamelessly stealing Labour's best clothes and parking their tanks all over the grassy lawn that once belonged to Ed Miliband, Gordon Brown and Tony Blair et al....Show More Summary

More Emails and More Embarrassment for Hillary Clinton - or Tony Blair?

Unredacted emails reveal 'beneficial' relationship between former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and ex-US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

Alastair Campbell on how winners succeed

Campbell spent more than a decade advising Tony Blair, helping Blair win three terms as British prime minister

VIDEO: Blair recounts advice from Ferguson

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair recounts the time he was given some "management" advice from ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Syria threat to global security – Blair

Tony Blair: Syria crisis ‘threatens global security’ 7 October 2015 From the section UK Politics Image copyright AFP Image caption Russia said it continued its airstrikes against Islamic State targets on Tuesday Tony Blair has said the international community must be prepared to do “everything and more” to support those fighting Islamist militants in Syria. […]

Profile: Lord Andrew Adonis

Lord Adonis: The Labour peer now working for George Osborne By Chris Mason Political correspondent, BBC News 5 October 2015 From the section UK Politics Image copyright AP Image caption Andrew Adonis worked closely with Tony Blair before being a member of Gordon Brown’s cabinet “He’s a moderate moderate.” It is a four word description […]

Windy Rhetoric (23/04/13)

I was present at the Scottish Labour Party conference many years ago when Tony Blair came to town, Inverness if I remember correctly, to tell his troops that Clause IV was a busted flush and had to go into the dustbin of history. For...Show More Summary

Clinton Knew Blair Warned Gaddafi To 'Find Safe Place' As Regime Fell

LONDON, United Kingdom – Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair contacted Hilary Clinton in 2011 to say he had phoned Colonel Gaddafi to tell...

Blair to Gaddafi: I Just Called to Say... 'Find a Safe Place'

Former British Prime Minister and Middle East Peace Envoy, Tony Blair told former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi to find a safe place to hide amid pro-democracy protests across Libya.

Back to the future

Almost a decade ago, David Cameron informed Tony Blair, unkindly but accurately, ‘You were the future once.’ A visitor to… The post Back to the future appeared first on The Spectator.

Diesel policy ‘a mistake’ – ex-minister

Diesel cars are ‘killing people’, says former Labour minister By Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent 1 October 2015 From the section Business Tony Blair’s Labour government made a mistake in promoting diesel cars as they are now “killing people”, former science minister Lord Drayson has said. In 2001, the then Chancellor Gordon Brown introduced lower vehicle […]

Tony Blair has long been an irrelevance in the Middle East peace process

Following months of speculation, Tony Blair has finally announced he is standing down as the Quartet Representative to the Middle East… The post Tony Blair has long been an irrelevance in the Middle East peace process appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Do as I say (not as I do): a Guardian Corbynista lectures Blairites

The Fabian Society’s question time event at Labour party conference made for a lively debate. Tony Blair’s former staffer John McTernan joined Tim Montgomerie, Labour’s Kate Green and the Guardian‘s Ellie… Continue reading The post Do as I say (not as I do): a Guardian Corbynista lectures Blairites appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Why Amal Clooney is battling Tony Blair’s wife

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

Amal Clooney, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer, is known for attracting high-profile cases. In the past year alone, she represented Armenia in the European Court of Human Rights, sparred with the Egyptian government over the independence of its judiciary, and argued the case of the Chagos Islanders, an Indian Ocean people forced out of their homeland to […]

Labour Spin

Tony Blair was often accused of being an accomplished actor while he was leader of the Labour Party, but the great communicator has been put completely in the shade if you ask me, by the shameless performance of John McDonnell on Question Time the other night when he apologised for his remarks about 'honouring the bravery' of the IRA. Show More Summary

John McDonnell’s slick performance on Question Time was worthy of Tony Blair

Hats off to John McDonnell. We’ve all been fretting about how the Corbyn gang would cope against the media slick Tories. We all think that, despite the appeal of conviction politics,… Continue reading The post John McDonnell’s slick performance on Question Time was worthy of Tony Blair appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Here’s Why You’ll Probably Never Want to Make Your Bed Again

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

There’s a scientific reason you should ignore what your mom taught you and leave your bed unmade every day; a writer ponders whether newly minted Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn can undo what Tony Blair did to the party; meanwhile,...Show More Summary

This book explains why Jeremy Corbyn now leads Labour. Its author died in 2011.

Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader of Britain’s Labour Party — despite the opposition of Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and most of Labour’s elite — is a major shock to Britain’s political system. It has been clear for several weeks that Corbyn was likely to win. Yet when he decided to run for leadership, he was […]

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