Tony Blair

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28 May 2016 9:29

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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…


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.…


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…

Jeremy Hutchinson outside court in the 1960s

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…

Keith Allen with his daughter Lily Allen

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…


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,…

The Atherstone hounds. Image: Getty

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…

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‘Britain Stronger in Europe’ launches with celebrities and a dose of patriotism

12 October 2015 8:49

The campaign for Britain to remain in the EU, now titled ‘Britain Stronger in Europe’, is launching today with a…

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Addresses The TUC Conference

Can the Blairites rescue the Labour party?

25 September 2015 15:14

The first conference of the Corbyn era has got MPs and journalists scrambling around for a copy of the Labour…


John McDonnell’s slick performance on Question Time was worthy of Tony Blair

18 September 2015 12:12

Hats off to John McDonnell. We’ve all been fretting about how the Corbyn gang would cope against the media slick Tories.…


Why are people falling for John McDonnell’s Question Time ‘apology’?

18 September 2015 11:50

John McDonnell’s Question Time ‘apology’ was no such thing and I am amazed to see anybody for fall for it. It…

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The left hate to admit it, but rugby is no longer a pastime for the privileged

17 September 2015 17:18

Why do lefties hate rugby union so much? Not all of them, of course. There are one or two who…

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Will Jeremy Corbyn boost his left-wing idealism with a religious message?

16 September 2015 9:51

One major defect of Jeremy Corbyn has not yet been discussed. He’s not a religious believer. Why is this a…

Jeremy Corbyn as part of Labour's new front bench team earlier this week. Photo: BBC.

How will Cameron and the Tories deal with Corbyn at PMQs?

16 September 2015 9:04

Today is the first real test of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. At midday, it’s assumed he will take his place on…

Ed Miliband and Tony Blair speak before Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive in Westminster Hall to address both Houses of Parliament on March 20, 2012 in London, England

Why Labour will lose in 2020

10 September 2015 14:20

If Jeremy Corbyn is elected Labour leader on Saturday, does this mean the party will lose the next general election? Lord Ashcroft has…

Triangulators Bill Clinton and Tony Blair. Image: Getty

The Tories’ adoption of the Living Wage is entirely bogus

6 September 2015 10:00

Was there ever a more unilluminating political idea — for voters rather than practitioners — than triangulation? For those readers…

Blair and Gaddafi

If Tony Blair thought that Gaddafi wanted to cut a deal, why did no one follow up?

31 August 2015 11:23

Just a few months ago, almost everyone thought that David Cameron was a goner. That he was about to go…

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

Tony Blair has given up on Labour’s leadership election

30 August 2015 9:58

It’s not entirely surprising that Tony Blair fancied one last chance to plead with his party not to elect Jeremy…