Tony Blair


post 02 December 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Syria debate: Johnson attacks 'self-righteous certitude'

Alan Johnson rebuked Corbyn's team with a sharp speech, but the debate hasn't had the energy of past Commons debates on war.

post 02 December 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Syria debate: converts unlikely after leaders' speeches

Neither David Cameron nor Jeremy Corbyn are likely to have won over any converts with their Commons speeches.

article 10 November 2015 UK
Bloody Sunday: former soldier arrested

A former soldier is arrested on suspicion of murdering three civil rights demonstrators in Londonderry on Bloody Sunday in 1972.

post 07 October 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog David Cameron tries to return to his liberal Conservatism mission

Long marchers from the 2005 Cameron leadership bid will hope it's a return to his original programme of work, but he now faces divisive and headline-hogging battles.

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Had Blair withdrawn the whip from Jeremy Corbyn, it would probably have been the end of his political career.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.