Tony Blair


post 12 September 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog The Corbyn factor: shocking the political system through sheer normality

A sense of political intoxication: the enthusiasm, the detail, the debate, and the understanding of the issues was unlike anything I had experienced.

post 11 September 2015
Read more on Michael's blog When Tony Blair nearly ended Jeremy Corbyn's career

Had Blair withdrawn the whip from Jeremy Corbyn, it would probably have been the end of his political career. And ended any chance of taking the leadership himself 19 years later.

article 01 September 2015 Politics
Labour leadership hustings
Labour leadership hustings: the key moments

The four contenders clash over immigration, benefits cuts, "making excuses" for Vladimir Putin and the shadow of the Iraq war.

post 26 August 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Does Corbyn's run indicate that alienation rules?

There is a genuine sense that some of those supporting Jeremy Corbyn are invigorated by the sense of a genuine alternative to the broad consensus among the major parties.

article 07 April 2015 UK
Ed Miliband and Tony Blair
Tony Blair and Ed Miliband: how they compare

Both educated at Oxford and both married to barristers, but beyond that Ed Miliband and Tony Blair are very different Labour leaders.

post 07 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Tony Blair, the election and the brand

Tony Blair would look disloyal if he didn't raise a finger to help his successor. He's already sprinkled 106,000 around local parties - not all of it welcomed with open arms.

article 23 March 2015 UK
Michael Crick by Blair to Bloom: the best political 'doorstep' interviews

Getting answers to difficult questions from politicians can be tough. Channel 4 News presents the top 10 'doorstep' interviews from Political Correspondent Michael Crick, a master of the art.

post 16 March 2015
Read more from Jonathan Rugman his blog Is it the end of the road for Tony Blair as Middle East envoy?

If Tony Blair was ever considered an honest broker as Middle East envoy, it is a title he may well have lost - even if most of what has gone wrong is not his fault.

article 13 March 2015 UK
Ed Miliband and the stories behind posed political pictures

Ed Miliband is dubbed "two kitchens" after being filmed in one of the kitchens at his north London home, but he's not the first politician to be accused of misleading the voters.