From Monday's Daily Telegraph When I read Leo Abse’s biography of Tony Blair, one detail struck me in particular: an aide claimed that Mr Blair, in his official car, was forever checking the vanity mirror. It came back to me yesterday when I read that the former prime minister has confessed in an interview to [...]
It's odd to think that Tony Blair, who stood down as prime minister nearly six years ago after a decade in office, has just turned 60. That was once the age when a British politician was just coming into his prime. Palmerston died in office a few days shy of his 81st birthday. Gladstone formed [...]
Recently the Tony Blair Foundation ran an essay contest in which the young people were asked to write about their "Friend of a different faith or belief," what resulted were extraordinary essays from around the world.
"Scorned by his fellow citizens for his disastrous decision to provide cover for a corrupt war waged on false pretenses, the former leader of the United Kingdom found himself at 60 in dire, impoverished circumstances, always lookingShow More Summary
I've been reading up on the thoughts of Mehdi Hasan recently - in fact ever since I wrote the post about Winged Horses on 22 April 2013. What's jumped out at me is Mehdi's fondness for calling other people 'liars' - Tony Blair being a good example - so here is Mehdi in action as a journalist, searching for the truth, as it were. Show More Summary
Peter Wilby, my editor at the New Statesman, came up with the inspired idea: to sign up Lauren Booth to write a weekly column. This was 1998 and New Labour looked impregnable, Tony Blair invincible, and the one true Labourite, Gordon Brown (whom the magazine championed), was relegated to waiting and waiting in No 11. [...]
Three decades after Michael Milken mastered raising money he now trades mostly in intellectual capital. This year, the likes of Carlos Slim and Tony Blair joined old friends at his annual Beverly Hills jamboree. These growing networks are a better sort of crony capitalism.
Watch this Australian video about the measles epidemic in Wales, UK and Tony Blair's other bad decision (not Iraq, but his refusal to acknowledge his child's vaccination when reassurance was called for). More below the fold. Politico: Sen. Show More Summary
It is clear that the EU is making concrete plans to create a European army with little in the way of public discussion, despite the potential damage to NATO, claims UKIP MEPFormer British Prime Minister Tony Blair said recently that the European Union is not about peace, but about power. Show More Summary
Paul J. Saunders The Washington Post has made clear that a decade after the invasion of Iraq, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is still George Bush’s poodle. Blair said Bush continues to believe that the world is safer without...Show More Summary
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....Show More Summary
I said the other day that I had written an article for the New Statesman magazine - just like Tony Blair - and here to prove my point is the piece I wrote back in June 2000. Now I'm sure I gave this a heading of 'Govan No More?' - which...Show More Summary
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When the British courts became aware of the kickbacks linked to the Al-Yamamah mega arms contracts, Tony Blair tried to hush up the affair by any means. Ultimately, leaks prevented from hiding any longer that hundreds of millions of pounds had been diverted to finance international terrorism. Show More Summary
According to this morning’s Independent, at last night’s Parliamentary Labour Party meeting Ed Miliband “hit back at criticism of Labour's direction under him from Tony Blair and his allies, accusing them of being out of date and out of touch with the public”. Why he did that isn’t entirely clear, given that Ed’s supporters are [...]
Will we want Tony Blair to get a similar send-off? His claim to being a war leader is greater than Thatcher's Column Crispin Black LAST UPDATED AT 09:34 ON Tue 16 Apr 2013 LADY THATCHER'S funeral will have a strong Falklands theme, with...Show More Summary
Look out – the Blairite Zombies have risen. Tessa Jowell and John Reid were just two of the reanimated corpses that graced our screens over the weekend, endorsing Tony Blair’s critique of Ed Miliband’s leadership. There has been intense speculation that Blair’s attack in last week’s New Statesman, and the follow-up from his former colleagues, [...]
Honestly, I don’t mean to bang on about bloody Tony Blair. It’s just I saw this over coffee this morning and I thought it was interesting. Hey ho. Tony Blair’s view that he would have given David Cameron a closer … Continued
Ed Miliband may have politely told Tony Blair what to do with his advice about the direction of the Labour party, but the former Labour Prime Minister’s allies aren’t quite… Continue reading The post The Blairites bite back appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Tony Blair - the former Labour leader and Prime Minister - has ruffled a few feathers with an article he has written for the centenary edition of the New Statesman - a left wing, political magazine that I've written for myself in the past. Show More Summary