Had Blair withdrawn the whip from Jeremy Corbyn, it would probably have been the end of his political career.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.
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‘Don’t mix up election with Brexit’, says Tony Blair
We spoke to former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who’s been a vocal campaigner for a second referendum, and asked whether he thought that Labour’s decision to back an election was like turkeys voting for Christmas.
Tony Blair: ‘Election wrong thing to do’
The former Prime Minister Tony Blair has warned Jeremy Corbyn of the risk of an election, calling it an “elephant trap”.
Tony Blair asked: “What words strike less horror in your mind, the words PM Boris Johnson or PM Jeremy Corbyn?”
We spoke to former Prime Minister Tony Blair, and began by asking him about his contacts with European leaders.
Tony Blair’s chief of staff on Ireland and Brexit
Tony Blair’s chief of staff and the government’s chief negotiator in Northern Ireland from 1997 to 2007 discussed the possibility of Irish Unification.
Tony Blair: ‘I don’t agree with the direction of the Labour Party in these past years’
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who supports calls for a second referendum on the Brexit deal, said he doesn’t think the Labour Party would vote for the kind of Brexit deal the Tory government will end up with. We ask what he was going to do about those standing in his way: Tory back benchers, public opinion and…
Tony Blair calls for tough new curbs on immigration
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has called for a curb on immigration, allowing Britain to control the number of people entering the country without leaving the EU. But critics said his change of heart had come too late.
Tony Blair to step down as Middle East envoy
Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has submitted his resignatiom as Middle East peace envoy.
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.
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.
FactCheck: what will Chilcot say about Tony Blair?
Tony Blair’s reputation lies in the hands of the Chilcot Inquiry. What will it say about the man who took Britain to war in 2003?
Tony Blair insists he backs Ed Miliband
The former prime minister says comments he made which appeared to predict a Conservative general election victory next year were misinterpreted.
As they protest the decision of their US colleagues to give a legacy award to Tony Blair, are the UK staff of Save The Children guilty of biting the hand that feeds them?
Tony Blair ‘possible target of terror attack’
Former prime minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie may have been the targets of a terror attack by a British man, the Old Bailey is told.