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,…

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 Owen Smith the answer to Labour’s Corbyn problem?

18 July 2016 16:32

As Katy reports, Labour appeared rather divided at its leadership hustings today. Behind the scenes, Owen Smith does seem to…

Listen: Ken carries on digging after Labour’s anti-Semitism row

30 April 2016 10:32

Ken Livingstone’s doggedness has kept him in politics for 40 years. Yet the same tenacity was also on display this…

Sketch: Corbyn’s speech proved he is as cunning as Blair

29 September 2015 17:38

He looked bored. He looked dishevelled. His half-knotted crimson tie sagged disconsolately beneath his bearded throat. The drab jacket seemed…

Will Ed and David’s relationship put off potential Labour leaders?

11 May 2015 17:43

David Miliband has just given a brutal interview to BBC News in which he took a few more words to…

Jim Murphy – is Scottish Labour dyeing?

30 October 2014 17:27

While watching Scottish Labour leader frontrunner Jim Murphy launch his campaign today, you might be forgiven for thinking the teetotaller…

Don’t knock Cool Britannia II – it’s a clever move by the Tories

30 June 2014 17:04

It sounds like a cruise liner, doesn’t it? The Cool Britannia II: stopping at Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and…

Blair’s bid for elder statesmanship

28 June 2012 16:00

Tony Blair has chosen this summer to launch his re-entry mission into British politics. He hired a UK communications director…

The View from 22 – is HS2 the rail to nowhere?

14 June 2012 9:00

Is High Speed 2 headed for the sidings? In our cover feature this week, Ross Clark examines why the ambitious…

Weak, Weak, Weak: Cameron’s Brooks Affair Will Haunt Him.

9 May 2012 15:13

The public is not, I suspect, nearly as bothered by or interested in the Leveson Inquiry as some editors think.…

The Trouble with George: Politics & Economics Do Not Always Mix

20 March 2012 14:31

Today’s top Westminster read is James Kirkup’s article on the Treasury smart set. It builds a good foundation from which…

Lockerbie: Megrahi Publishes His Defence

27 February 2012 17:10

The Lockerbie case is back in the news with the publication of Megrahi: You Are My Jury by John Ashton,…

Has Peter Oborne Gone Mad?

6 January 2012 13:09

How bad was the last Labour government? Pretty much as bad as you can imagine says my old friend Peter…

The Political X-Factor: Empathy

30 November 2011 17:43

In the midst of a piece explaining how Jon Huntsman bungled his Presidential campaign, Ross Douthat offers this: Voters don’t…

How Good is Barack Obama at Politics?

25 October 2011 23:23

Not as good as you might think, argues Ramesh Ponnuru: Last year, President Barack Obama issued a warning to Republicans.…

Foreign Policy Hogwash

17 September 2011 3:16

As a general rule any time you read an article asking that foreign policy be recalibrated to take greater account…

The Plot Against Tony

10 June 2011 0:28

That Gordon Brown loathed Tony Blair is hardly news. Nevertheless the details and depth of that hatred, revealed in the…

Ed Miliband’s Delusions

28 March 2011 3:57

Perhaps I’m being a little unfair on Ed Miliband but, no, I don’t think I am. Perhaps he’s not in…

The Limits of British Influence

16 March 2011 13:39

To be fair to Gary Gibbon, he’s not the only member of the lobby to have lost the plot when…