The Right Said Fred duo donate to Amnesty International, love civil liberties, despise Tony Blair, and think 9/11 and JFK assassination conspiracy theorists have a point. And they’re still too sexy for their shirts.
GLOUCESTER, England (Reuters) - Like millions of other British voters, Karl Wakeman supported Margaret Thatcher’s Conservatives in the 1980s and then Tony Blair’s New Labour in the late 1990s. But now, as Britain heads toward a general election on May 7, the 49-year-old from Gloucester has no time for either of the two parties that have dominated British politics for decades.
The last Labour Government was badly undermined by the strange and dysfunctional relationship between Tony Blair and his chancellor Gordon Brown or the TB-GBs as it became known John Rentoul writing in The Independent suggest that history...Show More Summary
Might CON first timers hang on like LAB did then Labour returned to power in May 1997 and four years and one month later Tony Blair went to the country to renew his mandate. The outcome was never really in doubt and on the day, as the official record shows above, LAB won on a […]
On a December morning in 2014, a four-car convoy of black SUVs swept out of the polished limestone arches of the American Colony Hotel in East Jerusalem and drove south. Skirting the walls of the old city, it passed Mount Zion and its small, ancient church where King David lies buried and where Jesus was said to have hosted the Last Supper. Show More Summary
Is Labour’s war on the media finally over? After Mr S reported this week that journalists were jeered for asking questions at a Tony Blair event, relations between the party and… Continue reading The post Labour admit journalists ‘are people too’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Tony Blair gave a speech at Labour HQ this afternoon, I understand, which rather puts paid to the claim that he was doing the very minimum required of the former Prime… Continue reading The post Tony Blair rallies the troops at Labour HQ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Leader of the United Kingdom Independence party Nigel Farage said that Tony Blair’s opposition to a referendum of Britain's EU membership is no surprise since big corporations favor an EU agenda.
Following Tony Blair's speech this morning we look at Blair's role in the UK's unsettled relationship with the EU and whether his solution - not having a referendum - will actually reduce the chances of the UK leaving the EU. The post Tony Blair is wrong, ducking an EU referendum will not reduce the chance of #Brexit – EU reform might appeared first on Open Europe.
Labour have continued their bizarre war on the media with aplomb. As Mr S has reported in the past, pesky journalists that have the audacity to ask awkward questions are… Continue reading The post Labour slam media for asking legitimate questions at Tony Blair event appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has added his support to Labour leader Ed Miliband's campaign to win the next general election, despite widespread hostility to his role in taking the UK to war in Iraq and his controversial career since leaving office.
Over on The Spectator blog Michael Gove, the Conservative Party’s answer to the Tea Party, is having a pop at people who are disdainful of Christians. In the article Gove chooses Tony Blair as a role model example for Christian virtue. He refers to Jeremy Paxman’s disdainful interview of Blair where he implies that Blair’s tendency to pray more...
Last week, Erol Incedal was found not guilty of plotting a terror attack, targeting high numbers of people, or an attack against high-profile individuals such as Tony Blair.
I came for the deadpan snark, but I stayed for the amazing autotuned mashup at the end. (via Memex)
In 2013, London police stopped Erol Incedal for speeding and found a piece of paper with the address of Tony Blair in his car. Police installed a listening device into the student's vehicle and captured his discussion with a friend to buy a gun.
Guardian last Friday:Whether you agreed with what was being said or not, there was the odd and welcome sense of being talked to as an adult by an adult – at least until Phillips interviewed Tony Blair, which was, as ever, like beingShow More Summary
Motivated by jealousy over Bill Clinton’s cash haul, Tony Blair has used his nomination as a Middle East peace envoy to enrich himself and JP Morgan, a new book claims.
Tony Blair has made a small fortune after stepping down as UK prime minister, advising illiberal leaders from Kuwait to Kazakhstan. A timely new book details his awkward juggling of paid and non-profit work. Blair is an extreme example of a wider challenge to politics.
All this talk about Tony Blair, hissing and pantomime villains reminded me of an old track by Joni Mitchell - 'The Hissing of Summer Lawns'. Not one of her absolute best songs perhaps, but it's the only song by anyone I can think of with the word 'hissing' in the title.
The Tony Blair haters are out in force at the moment and seem to be driven somewhat mad by their animosity towards a man who won three general elections in a row and made the Labour Party electable again. The reason for all this ill-feeling...Show More Summary