Tony Blair

What the papers say: Why we’ve ‘had enough’ of Lord Mandelson

20 February 2017 8:27

After Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell returned to urge a revolt against Brexit, only one thing was missing: Peter Mandelson,…

Labour has no alternative

18 February 2017 10:35

In normal times, by-elections are bad for governing parties and good for oppositions. But it is an indicator of how…

Tony Blair is right about Brexit

17 February 2017 15:16

I don’t know about you but if I were to make a speech arguing that democracy should be abandoned, I…

Brexit was a revolt against snobs like Tony Blair

17 February 2017 13:02

The brass neck of Tony Blair. The Brexit vote was ‘based on imperfect knowledge’, says the man who unleashed barbarism…

Tony Blair’s Brexit speech, full transcript

17 February 2017 10:19

I want to be explicit. Yes, the British people voted to leave Europe. And I agree the will of the…

Is Emmanuel Macron the doomed heir to Blair?

8 February 2017 9:25

I have a friend who lost three members of his family when an Islamic extremist drove a truck down the…

Tony Blair’s IRA amnesty should also apply to British soldiers

8 December 2016 14:47

This morning’s Sun carries the story that all British soldiers involved in killings in Northern Ireland during the three decades…

Brexit-bashers like Blair and Branson are the real enemies of the people

23 November 2016 11:00

Here’s a tip for judges, businessmen, peers, politicians and former PMs who don’t like being called ‘enemies of the people’:…

Sir John Chilcot says Blair damaged trust in politics

2 November 2016 18:00

Sir John Chilcot isn’t a man who deals in pithy quotes. His Iraq War inquiry report came in at two-and-a-half million…

History won’t look kindly on David Cameron for more reasons than the referendum

30 October 2016 8:00

‘Bad policy.’ ‘No discernible impact on the key outcomes it was supposed to improve.’ ‘Deliberate misrepresentation of the data… a…

Michael Gove falls in love…again

28 October 2016 12:09

Michael Gove has been keeping himself busy this week with his non-apology apology tour. He came close to saying sorry…

Dave’s bargain basement book deal isn’t quite the big earner he was hoping for

26 October 2016 12:20

Poor old David Cameron. His defeat in the referendum campaign left critics saying he was the worst Prime Minister ever.…

Donald Trump’s sinister threat to jail Hillary should worry us all

12 October 2016 16:29

In the autumn of 2008, a gaggle of American conservatives gathered for a conference at that most godless of progressive…

What Jeremy Corbyn can learn from Clement Attlee

25 September 2016 9:45

History teaches no lessons but we insist on trying to learn from it. There is no political party more sentimental…

Tim Farron bangs the anti-Brexit drum as he reaches for the centre ground

20 September 2016 16:44

Tim Farron’s hardest task in his conference speech today was convincing people to actually listen. A test of how successful…

Jeremy Corbyn has decided to campaign like New Labour

13 September 2016 14:02

Jeremy Corbyn has today announced the launch of the Labour Organising Academy, a new body designed to look at methods…

George Galloway is terrific in this meticulous demolition of Tony Blair

11 September 2016 9:30

I had been wondering where Gorgeous George Galloway might pop up next. Defenestrated from his seat in Bradford West, humiliated…

The Spectator podcast: The memory gap. Is technology taking over our minds?

11 August 2016 7:54

Smartphone ownership is predicted to hit 2.5 billion by 2019 and 60 per cent of internet traffic now comes through…

Lloyds boss fails to practise what he preaches

9 August 2016 10:06

Today the Sun have splashed on the revelation that Antonio Horta-Osorio, the married boss of Lloyds Bank, managed to combine business…

The scapegoating of Blair is excessive

8 July 2016 11:59

Blair’s great mistake was his desire to believe the best of America. It must know what it’s doing in invading…

Tony Blair’s rumination over his own ‘good faith’

6 July 2016 17:52

Tony Blair appeared emotional, sounded hoarse, and constantly fixated upon his belief that he acted in ‘good faith’ over Iraq…

Has Parliament learned the lessons of the Iraq war?

6 July 2016 16:18

Normally whenever someone mentions Iraq in the House of Commons, the Chamber descends into a grouchy scrap. But today’s statement…

Blair isn’t a liar, he’s a genuine believer – which made him so dangerous

6 July 2016 14:28

After a seven year wait, the Chilcot Report has come back with some quite damning conclusions about the build-up to…

Was ‘the deadly Mail’ right after all on Iraq, Michael Gove?

6 July 2016 13:29

Last week the Daily Mail endorsed Theresa May as the next Tory leader. The declaration took many by surprise as not…

The Chilcot report has exposed Blair’s real crime: failure to prepare

6 July 2016 12:00

‘If it falls apart, everything falls apart in the region’ Note from Tony Blair to George W Bush, 2 June…