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Tony Blair: ‘We were wrong to boycott Hamas after its election win’

Former prime minister says international community should have tried to pull militant Islamic faction ‘into a dialogue’ over its refusal to recognise Israel Tony Blair has said for the first time that he and other world leaders wereShow More Summary

Clueless on Brexit - and it is taking its toll

My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thesundaytimes.co.uk This is an excerpt. Give Us a Clue was a popular TV show featuring the entertainer Lionel Blair. It was also what Tony Blair, no relation I think, was reporte...

Jonathan Powell on Ending Conflicts – Insights on Leadership

Jonathan Powell, the British Government’s chief negotiator on Northern Ireland under Prime Minister Tony Blair (1997-2007), joined Prof Richard English Monday for a conversation on ‘Ending Conflicts’ at the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s. Powell is now director of Inter/Mediate, a charity he founded in 2011 to more...

Martin Freeman Reads Tony Blair’s Funeral Rites in London’s West End

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

The new West End show by London’s hottest playwright signals the end of the Tony Blair era.

Blair Sees Chance Brexit Will Be Reversed

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told Bloomberg he thinks there is a 30% chance that Britain’s decision to quit the European Union will be reversed. Said Blair: “I still have some difficulty seeing how, after the general election which [...]

Tony Blair wanted a British Football League

Football Mon 11 Sep, AT 15:44 Tony Blair wanted a British Football League Scottish and English fans react to the former PM’s idea

Former UK leader advises immigration curbs instead of Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is not giving up his campaign to prevent Britain from leaving the European Union, using a Sunday Times article to propose that Britain instead toughen its rules on EU immigration.

The pie in the anti-democratic sky

There are many things that could be said about Tony Blair’s suggestion that the UK should toughen its immigration policy to reduce the numbers coming in from Europe. He claims this can be done “by measures within our own law or by negotiation with Europe”. Show More Summary

Tony Blair's Immigration Nonsense

Almost seems I write more about Tony Blair than any other public figure these days. If only he'd make like a whack-a-mole and stay down after each polemical hammering. Anyway, his Blairness was all over the news today and found himself sharing time on Andrew Marr because he has Opinions, this time about immigration. Show More Summary

Blair and Adonis have spoken, but will France and Germany help remainers?

Pair’s call for firmer grip on immigration from within the EU relies heavily on the same mood for change existing on the continent Tony Blair and Andrew Adonis, his former Downing Street policy chief, have made separate if coordinated...Show More Summary

UK doesn't need Brexit to curb EU immigration, says former PM Blair

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could bring in tough new controls on immigration from the European Union without actually having to leave the bloc, former prime minister Tony Blair said on Sunday.

Trump is using the Hurricane Harvey tragedy to cover for his collapsing administration

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

On 9/11, as the World Trade Center collapsed and the Pentagon was in flames, Jo Moore, an adviser to one of British prime minister Tony Blair’s Cabinet members, sent a short email to her boss’ press office: “It is now a very good day to get out anything we want to bury. Councillors expenses?” This...

Kevin McNamara RIP, champion of an old Labour approach to Ireland

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

The late prime minister Jim Callaghan was said to have described Kevin McNamara once as “the Fianna Fail member for Kingston upon Hull North”.  Kevin himself recalled how Tony Blair on being elected Labour leader summoned him and told him straight : “I don’t want you in my shadow cabinet.”  At which Kevin rose from more...

Tony Blair Iraq Prosecution Ruled Out By London High Court; No Crime Committed Under UK Law

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair cannot be prosecuted for war crimes, the High Court has ruled. Following a legal action brought by a former Iraqi general, two senior judges have ruled that Blair – whose tenure as Premier came...Show More Summary

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