Tony Blair

Former PMs lobbied Johnson months ago to up Covid testing
Tony Blair, David Cameron and John Major at a memorial service for ex-Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown
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Former PMs lobbied Johnson months ago to up Covid testing

Former chancellor says ex-boss David Cameron and three other previous leaders called for more focus on test-and-trace
10 Nov 2020
Keir Starmer’s policy head was hard-left student activist
Labour leader Keir Starmer wearing a face mask.
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Keir Starmer’s policy head was hard-left student activist

‘Labour’s Dominic Cummings’ campaigned against the party and led marches in protest at intervention in Kosovo
13 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson ‘passing the buck’ on Covid
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Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson ‘passing the buck’ on Covid

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 17 July
17 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Black lives mattered. Now what?’
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Instant Opinion: ‘Black lives mattered. Now what?’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 22 June
22 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson is a ‘blundering schoolboy’
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Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson is a ‘blundering schoolboy’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 28 May
28 May 2020
Instant Opinion: Tories ‘risk repeating errors’ of Blair
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Instant Opinion: Tories ‘risk repeating errors’ of Blair

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 20 December
20 Dec 2019
Tony Blair warns Labour it faces electoral oblivion
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Tony Blair warns Labour it faces electoral oblivion

Former leader intervenes after MPs criticise Corbyn at angry meeting
18 Dec 2019

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How long will the Tory rule last?
Boris Johnson
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How long will the Tory rule last?

Former Conservative leader William Hague suggests Boris Johnson is set for ‘decades of dominance in the North’
17 Dec 2019
What is the third way?
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What is the third way?

The centrist ideology rejects the conventional left-right political spectrum
25 Sep 2019
John Humphrys: eight of his most memorable moments
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John Humphrys: eight of his most memorable moments

The veteran broadcaster has hosted his last episode of the flagship show after 32 years
19 Sep 2019
What the UK’s ex-prime ministers are doing now
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What the UK’s ex-prime ministers are doing now

Three former PMs unite to condemn Boris Johnson’s plan to leave the EU without a deal
24 Jul 2019
The UK’s five greatest prime ministers
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The UK’s five greatest prime ministers

As Britain gets set for a new leader, The Week looks back at some of the nation’s most lauded PMs
24 Jun 2019
Was Labour right to expel Alastair Campbell?
Alastair Campbell
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Was Labour right to expel Alastair Campbell?

Former spin doctor is ousted for voting Lib Dem in the European elections
28 May 2019
What is Tony Blair doing now?
Tony Blair allegedly made the claim to Trump’s son-in-law during a White House visit
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What is Tony Blair doing now?

Former Labour prime minister has been campaigning for a second referendum
5 Dec 2018
Is there a future for centrist Labour?
Jeremy Corbyn
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Is there a future for centrist Labour?

Tony Blair fears it may be too late for ‘moderates’ to take back control of the party from Corbyn
7 Sep 2018
Five dramatic political coups in recent British history
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Five dramatic political coups in recent British history

From Purnell’s plot to the curry house coup, May and Corbyn are by no means the first modern-day leaders to face mutinies
4 Sep 2018
British prime ministers on holiday - in pictures
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British prime ministers on holiday - in pictures

Theresa May’s latest holiday snaps are branded even more boring than Brexit talks
30 Jul 2018
Is Britain’s ‘deep state’ fact or a right-wing fiction?
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Is Britain’s ‘deep state’ fact or a right-wing fiction?

Jacob Rees-Mogg is not alone in accusing bureaucrats of secret meddling
5 Feb 2018
Tony Blair denies warning Trump team about UK spying
Tony Blair allegedly made the claim to Trump’s son-in-law during a White House visit
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Tony Blair denies warning Trump team about UK spying

US author says former PM shared ‘juicy’ rumour about British surveillance with Jared Kushner
4 Jan 2018
Tony Blair wanted a British Football League
Tony Blair
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Tony Blair wanted a British Football League

Scottish and English fans react to the former PM’s idea
11 Sep 2017
Tony Blair: ‘Get tough on immigration to stay in EU’
Tony Blair at an event organised by anti-Brexit group Open Britain in February 2017
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Tony Blair: ‘Get tough on immigration to stay in EU’

The former PM defends open-door policy but says circumstances have changed
11 Sep 2017
Tony Blair Iraq trial blocked by judges
Tony Blair allegedly made the claim to Trump’s son-in-law during a White House visit
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Tony Blair Iraq trial blocked by judges

High Court rules 'crime of aggression' cannot be applied to 2003 conflict
31 Jul 2017
Chilcot: Tony Blair 'not straight' with nation over Iraq
Sir John Chilcot Iraq Inquiry Report
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Chilcot: Tony Blair 'not straight' with nation over Iraq

Former prime minister was 'emotionally truthful' in the run-up to the conflict, says chairman of Iraq inquiry
6 Jul 2017
Will Tony Blair face trial for the Iraq War?
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Will Tony Blair face trial for the Iraq War?

Lawyers for former Iraqi general argue case for prosecution in the High Court
6 Jul 2017
Macron-mania: Could a new centrist party flourish in the UK?
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Macron-mania: Could a new centrist party flourish in the UK?

Will we see En Marche en Grande Bretagne? The Week examines the possibility of a new political movement
8 Jun 2017
Tony Blair plans to 'stop Tories screwing up Brexit'
Tony Blair
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Tony Blair plans to 'stop Tories screwing up Brexit'

Former Labour prime minister reportedly wants to help shape terms of UK's exit deal with EU
21 Nov 2016
Cameron rated the third-worst prime minister since WWII
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 10:British Prime Minister David Cameron waves as he enters Number 10 Downing Street on May 10, 2012 in London, England. Andy Coulson, a former editor of the News of the
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Cameron rated the third-worst prime minister since WWII

Former Conservative MP fares badly in survey of 82 academics - but who is bottom of the list?
14 Oct 2016
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall get married in London
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall
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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall get married in London

Couple tie the knot at Spencer House and will hold a church ceremony on Fleet Street tomorrow
4 Mar 2016
The Clinton-Blair calls: from bananas to moose lips
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The Clinton-Blair calls: from bananas to moose lips

Telephone calls reveal the unique relationship between the two world leaders
8 Jan 2016
BLAIR: Former PM takes new role fighting extremism
Tony Blair
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BLAIR: Former PM takes new role fighting extremism

Former UK prime minister will campaign for stronger laws to combat extremism and to make Holocaust denial a criminal offence
4 Jun 2015
Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy after few wins
Former British prime minister Tony Blair
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Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy after few wins

Middle East correspondents wonder why 'war criminal' became a peace envoy in the first place
28 May 2015
LABOUR: Who is Liz Kendall?
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LABOUR: Who is Liz Kendall?

Don't call her a Blairite, but Liz Kendall wants to reconnect Labour with aspirational centre-ground voters
22 May 2015
THE MOLE: Blair backs Miliband on EU referendum
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THE MOLE: Blair backs Miliband on EU referendum

Former PM's support for Miliband is seen as a double-edged sword - though he might tempt 'soft Tories'
7 Apr 2015
ELECTION 2015: Does Miliband need Toxic Tony?
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ELECTION 2015: Does Miliband need Toxic Tony?

Why Miliband might be ‘cautious’ about accepting Blair’s offer to do ‘whatever the party wants’ to help it win
9 Feb 2015
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