Tony Blair

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
Chilcot Inquiry: British public 'betrayed' by further delay
Chairman of the Iraq Inquiry John Chilcot,
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Chilcot Inquiry: British public 'betrayed' by further delay

Outcry from MPs as publication of the Iraq war inquiry is delayed until after the general election
21 Jan 2015
Tony Blair: force is necessary to combat Islamic extremism
Former British prime minister Tony Blair
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Tony Blair: force is necessary to combat Islamic extremism

Former prime minister greeted with a standing ovation at closed-door Republican strategy meeting
16 Jan 2015
Why should Miliband pay any attention to Tony Blair?
Columnist Don Brind
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Why should Miliband pay any attention to Tony Blair?

Thanks for nothing: Blair and Brown between them lost 5m Labour supporters before Miliband took over
5 Jan 2015
Labour joins calls for Blair to be quizzed over torture
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Labour joins calls for Blair to be quizzed over torture

Ed Miliband’s brother David would also be expected to tell what he knows about any UK complicity
15 Dec 2014
ED MILIBAND: Labour leader who beat his brother
Labour leader Ed Miliband
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ED MILIBAND: Labour leader who beat his brother

From 'weedy and square' comprehensive school pupil to opposition leader. Will Ed be the next PM?
3 Dec 2014
Terror suspect 'planned to assassinate Tony Blair'
Armed police at Westminster
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Terror suspect 'planned to assassinate Tony Blair'

Jury hears of plot similar to the 2008 Mumbai terror attack that left 160 people dead
14 Oct 2014
'SILLY SAUSAGE': John Humphrys vs Johnny Rotten
John Humphrys
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'SILLY SAUSAGE': John Humphrys vs Johnny Rotten

Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten surprises John Humphrys with sausage quip on BBC Radio 4 Today
9 Oct 2014
18 ways life has changed since Arsene Wenger joined Arsenal
Arsene Wenger
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18 ways life has changed since Arsene Wenger joined Arsenal

The unknown French manager walked into Highbury on this day in 1996 - lots has changed since then
1 Oct 2014
Tony Blair: don't rule out the use of ground troops in Iraq
Tony Blair
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Tony Blair: don't rule out the use of ground troops in Iraq

Former PM joins calls for UK to consider deploying the army to fight Islamic State
22 Sep 2014
Tony Blair's philanthropy prize
Tony Blair
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Tony Blair's philanthropy prize

GQ names Tony Blair philanthropist of the year but it's not the first controversial prize to be awarded
3 Sep 2014
ROBERT FOX: Islamic State grows as we hesitate
Robert Fox
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ROBERT FOX: Islamic State grows as we hesitate

Can 'coalition of the willing' come together to deal with Islamic State? Not if Cameron can help it
28 Aug 2014
CAMERON: 'I can run country by BlackBerry'
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CAMERON: 'I can run country by BlackBerry'

Tabloids and Labour MPs ask why PM is leaving for Cornwall if Islamic State is such a monstrous threat
19 Aug 2014
THE MOLE: Is PM all mouth and no combat trousers?
The Mole
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THE MOLE: Is PM all mouth and no combat trousers?

What happened to the 'monstrous threat' rhetoric? Does tackling IS not pass the 'family friendly' test?
18 Aug 2014
Miliband should sack Ed Balls – he's too moderate! Eh?
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Miliband should sack Ed Balls – he's too moderate! Eh?

Shadow chancellor's bid to bury party's tax-and-spend reputation alienates some MPs and union bosses
4 Aug 2014
Is Ed Miliband's 'brush-by' with Obama just a waste of time?
Mole
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Is Ed Miliband's 'brush-by' with Obama just a waste of time?

Damian McBride stirs up trouble – while Tony Blair offers to help Ed at election. Thanks but no thanks
21 Jul 2014
Tony Blair may be summoned to parliament over IRA deal
Tony Blair
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Tony Blair may be summoned to parliament over IRA deal

Committee wants to quiz former prime minister over ‘comfort letters’
13 Jul 2014
CELEB NO-SHOW: No 10 party fails to draw the stars
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CELEB NO-SHOW: No 10 party fails to draw the stars

Benedict Cumberbatch and Nicole Kidman are no-shows: PM has to settle for Cilla Black and Bruce Forsyth
1 Jul 2014
Prince Charles 'lobbied Blair' on grammar schools and NHS
Prince Charles
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Prince Charles 'lobbied Blair' on grammar schools and NHS

Constitutional reformers up in arms at news the future monarch tried to exert influence on policy
30 Jun 2014
CRISPIN BLACK: Isis shows we must protect our borders
Crispin Black
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CRISPIN BLACK: Isis shows we must protect our borders

If Isis, from a standing start, can threaten Baghdad in a few days, then nothing is safe
17 Jun 2014
BLAIR v BORIS: Former PM 'needs psychiatric help'
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BLAIR v BORIS: Former PM 'needs psychiatric help'

Former PM insists Iraq nightmare 'was always going to happen': you need help, says Boris Johnson
16 Jun 2014
IRAQ: Don't expect Blair to take blame for Isis
Crispin Black
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IRAQ: Don't expect Blair to take blame for Isis

Murderous militants have exploited West’s botched foreign policy. But will anyone accept responsibility?
12 Jun 2014
THE MOLE: Phew! Blair ruled out of EU presidency
The Mole
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THE MOLE: Phew! Blair ruled out of EU presidency

Even his friends feel it was Blair's over-enthusiasm for a federal Europe that got us into this mess
2 Jun 2014
Chilcot Inquiry: why Blair-Bush messages will be censored
George W. Bush and Tony Blair in 2006
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Chilcot Inquiry: why Blair-Bush messages will be censored

Inquiry into Britain's role in Iraq War is condemned as a 'whitewash' as private messages suppressed
30 May 2014
New NHS chief calls for small hospitals and better care
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New NHS chief calls for small hospitals and better care

In 'marked reversal of current policy', Simon Stevens hopes to abandon NHS fixation with 'mass centralisation'
30 May 2014
PRESIDENT BLAIR: Is Tony pitching for the EU top job?
Tony Blair
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PRESIDENT BLAIR: Is Tony pitching for the EU top job?

The former PM, a pro-European to his manicured fingertips, appears to make a pitch for the job
27 May 2014
Wikipedia: the offensive edits made from Whitehall PCs
Wikipedia website
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Wikipedia: the offensive edits made from Whitehall PCs

Government computers used to call for Tony Blair's assassination and accuse all Muslims of being terrorists
30 Apr 2014
BLAIR: West must unite against Islamic extremists
Former British prime minister Tony Blair
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BLAIR: West must unite against Islamic extremists

Former PM tells London audience the West should ignore 'differences' with Russia to combat extremism
23 Apr 2014
NHS: £10-a-month membership fee for patients?
NHS
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NHS: £10-a-month membership fee for patients?

Former Labour health minister Lord Warner claims member scheme could secure £2bn a year for NHS
31 Mar 2014
Wendi Deng's 'crush' on Tony Blair: 'He has such good body'
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Wendi Deng's 'crush' on Tony Blair: 'He has such good body'

Vanity Fair publishes passionate note said to have been written by Murdoch's then wife
5 Feb 2014
Falkirk leak: nice timing for Miliband’s union-party reforms
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Falkirk leak: nice timing for Miliband’s union-party reforms

Did Labour sources leak the internal report which claims Unite manipulated the candidate selection?
4 Feb 2014
GOVE ROW: Do his critics under-estimate him?
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GOVE ROW: Do his critics under-estimate him?

Write out 100 times: for every parent who dislikes his Thatcherite tone, there’s another who agrees about the Three Rs
3 Feb 2014
POLITICS: How to exploit the Andy Murray effect
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POLITICS: How to exploit the Andy Murray effect

SNP leader unfurls Saltire in royal box – but Murray called himself a British winner not a Scottish one
8 Jul 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 8 Jul 2013
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 8 Jul 2013

8 Jul 2013
THE MOLE: Lord Falconer's right-to-die bill
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THE MOLE: Lord Falconer's right-to-die bill

Falconer has a long history of good intentions – but the consequences have not always been pretty
15 May 2013
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