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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…

George Osborne and Antonio Horta-Osorio

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…

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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…

Chilcot Iraq inquiry

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…

The Final Day Of The EU Referendum Campaign

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…

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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…

Michael Gove speaks during day one of the Conservative Party Conference on October 4, 2015 in Manchester, England.

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…

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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…

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair Appears Before The Committee Investigating The On The Runs Scheme

‘I will be with you, whatever’: What Chilcot tells us about Tony Blair

6 July 2016 11:42

The Iraq Inquiry report is utterly scathing about Tony Blair. It paints a critical picture of his sofa government, in particular the…

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Chilcot slimmed down: what you need to know

6 July 2016 11:38

The long-awaited Chilcot report has finally been published today. It comes during a very tumultuous time in British politics – and…

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How the UK messed up Iraq: what the Chilcot Inquiry says about post-conflict planning

6 July 2016 11:36

The Iraq Inquiry dismisses claims that the aftermath of the invasion could not have been foreseen. It describes the planning…

The Spectator podcast: Brexit, and the return of political lying

28 May 2016 9:29

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The Spectator podcast: Brexit, and the return of political lying

26 May 2016 8:00

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At last! The Chilcot Report into the Iraq war will be published

9 May 2016 17:39

At last. We now know that the long-awaited Chilcot Inquiry report into the Iraq war will be published on July…

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Labour’s former election star distances himself from Jeremy Corbyn

15 March 2016 17:26

In 2010, Ross Kemp appeared in a party political broadcast urging the public to vote for Labour in the General Election.…

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Alastair Campbell is confronted by his namesake: ‘have you got any idea what my life has been like?’

11 March 2016 18:20

Although Alastair Campbell no longer works in politics, he remains a divisive figure in Westminster thanks to the reputation he…

Voters Go To Polls In Newark By-Election

Chris Bryant brings Blair into the Brexit debate. What will Corbyn say?

2 March 2016 14:28

Under Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour party has been rather quiet when it comes to fighting for Britain to remain in…

"For The Love Of" Climate Coalition Rally Takes Place In Westminster

PMQs sketch: Kamikaze Creasy

3 February 2016 16:12

The referendum is slowly (very slowly) breaking up Cameron’s cabinet. It’s put him in a weird mood. Yesterday he was…

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Jeremy Hutchinson discusses his ‘short fling’ with Margaret Thatcher

3 February 2016 9:51

As the oldest living peer in the Lords at the grand age of 100, Baron Hutchinson of Lullington has a name that…

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Keith Allen: Corbyn is drawing Blairite disease out of the Labour party

1 February 2016 9:25

Although Jeremy Corbyn is facing calls from Michael Dugher to step down in 99 days unless he proves himself, the…

George Osborne at the launch of an election campaign poster in 2010 (Photo: AFP/Getty)

Is George Osborne destined to be a lame tribute act for proper Labour politicians?

29 January 2016 13:38

Claiming credit for things that are nothing to do with you is where trouble starts in politics. You can claim…

Prime Minister Tony Blair (L) embraces Colonel Moammar Gadhafi after a meeting  on May 29, 2007 in Sirte, Libya.

Tony Blair: bringing Colonel Gaddafi ‘in from the cold’ prevented future terrorism

11 December 2015 13:47

Tony Blair was hauled up in front of the sparsely-attended Foreign Affairs select committee today for a grilling about his…

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In defence of Blairism, by Tony Blair

9 December 2015 7:10

All wings of the Labour Party which support the notion of the Labour Party as a Party aspiring to govern,…

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The SNP don’t care about foxes. It was all a pack of lies

24 November 2015 18:19

So, it turns out that the SNP weren’t that bothered about the plight of foxes after all. Back in July,…

Britain's former Prime Minister and former Labour Party leader, Tony Blair, gestures as he speaks at an event attended by Labour supporters in central London on July 22, 2015. Blair weighed in on the leadership contest in Britain's opposition Labour party as a new poll electrified the race by putting leftwinger Jeremy Corbyn ahead. Blair, a moderniser who was Labour's longest-serving premier, urged the party to avoid tacking to the left if it is to recover from a crushing defeat in May's general election and win the next one in 2020.   AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS        (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Tony Blair doesn’t need to apologise for the Iraq war

26 October 2015 16:28

I was against the Iraq War. And I’ve been against Tony Blair ever since I first clapped eyes on his…