Tony Blair

Tim Farron: yes, I’ve held talks with Tony Blair. He’s great at coalitions

30 April 2017 9:44

What is Tony Blair playing at? Our permatanned former Prime Minister recently declared himself to be closer to the Liberal…

Britain needs Blairite optimism – but it won’t come from Tony Blair

28 April 2017 13:12

We all have different ways of realising we’re not as young as we were. I still remember the first time…

The baffling world of Labour’s election strategy

27 April 2017 19:09

Why is it so striking that Tony Blair has said that Theresa May will be Prime Minister ‘if the polls are…

Tony Blair is the messianic Remainer here to save us from ourselves

24 April 2017 17:22

Here they come, Tony Blair and his tragic chattering-class army. The former PM, whose rictus grin and glottal stops still…

What the papers say: Why we shouldn’t mourn Martin McGuinness

22 March 2017 9:14

Martin McGuinness’s death has sparked a wave of fawning and fury in the obituaries. So: ‘man of war’, peacemaker or…

What the papers say: Why Tony Blair is still wrong about Brexit

20 March 2017 8:37

Why did 17.4m people vote for Brexit? A long list of reasons have been put forward but Tony Blair thinks…

Sunday political interviews round-up

19 March 2017 19:03

Tim Farron’s fearsome foursome: May, Le Pen, Trump, Putin What can Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, do to get…

The opposition-shaped hole in British politics

7 March 2017 15:20

If you want to judge the extent of the crisis that is paralysing the left, look at this morning’s Guardian.…

Sir John Major is a model former Prime Minister

5 March 2017 10:00

Sir John Major does political intervention just right, doesn’t he? Never mind what he actually says. Once a year, twice…

Carry on Major: real democrats don’t shout down Europhiles

4 March 2017 9:00

As Prime Minister, John Major was intolerant of opposition from within the Conservative party over the EU — memorably calling…

What the papers say: ‘Moaning’ Major’s unwelcome Brexit intervention

28 February 2017 8:32

The ghosts of Prime Ministers past aren’t making life easy for Theresa May. John Major has now followed in the…

What the papers say: The worrying tale of the British IS bomber

23 February 2017 8:37

Ronald Fiddler doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, which perhaps explains the British Isis fighter’s…

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…