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#Tony Blair

# tony-blair - Monday 1 August, 2022

Opinion: Boris has left his party with a tough choice - a leader to the right or hard right
# British Politics
# British Politics

Opinion: Boris has left his party with a tough choice - a leader to the right or hard right

Aug 1st 2022, 8:00 AM 25,419 Views 20 Comments

Peter Flanagan says the new leader of Britain will be decided by a small number of people and the choice isn’t great.

# tony-blair - Saturday 16 July, 2022

Blair calls on the West to stand up to China
# Tony Blair
# Tony Blair

Blair calls on the West to stand up to China

Jul 16th 2022, 2:55 PM 27,399 Views 49 Comments

The former British prime minister has predicted a need for increased defence spending as the era of Western dominance draws to a close.

# tony-blair - Thursday 27 January, 2022

'It is never too late': Bloody Sunday families say battle for justice goes on after 50 years
# Derry
# Derry

'It is never too late': Bloody Sunday families say battle for justice goes on after 50 years

Jan 27th 2022, 9:00 PM 9,094 Views 12 Comments

Relatives of several of those shot half a century ago have expressed doubts that they will ever be able to secure convictions.

# tony-blair - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Real IRA not ‘overly active’, Ahern told Blair two weeks before Omagh bomb
# State Papers
# State Papers

Real IRA not ‘overly active’, Ahern told Blair two weeks before Omagh bomb

Dec 30th 2021, 10:36 AM 18,052 Views 30 Comments

The bombing was the single greatest loss of life of the Troubles.

# tony-blair - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Tony Blair's 1997 Famine message was ghost-written by aides as he couldn't be contacted
# Classified Documents
# Classified Documents

Tony Blair's 1997 Famine message was ghost-written by aides as he couldn't be contacted

Jul 20th 2021, 9:13 AM 29,098 Views 28 Comments

The 1997 speech, marking the 150th anniversary of the Famine, did not have input from the then-Prime Minister, files show.

# tony-blair - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

Tony Blair says EU was 'very foolish' over NI vaccine move

Jan 31st 2021, 9:34 AM 38,224 Views 60 Comments

The bloc backtracked on the move, imposed unilaterally as it faces shortfalls on vaccine supplies.

# tony-blair - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Early Blair-Ahern meeting gave rise to potential for peace in Northern Ireland, documents show
# Archives
# Archives

Early Blair-Ahern meeting gave rise to potential for peace in Northern Ireland, documents show

Dec 30th 2020, 8:50 AM 9,076 Views 24 Comments

Records released from the National Archives give details of an early meeting involving the two leaders.

# tony-blair - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

British concerned Ireland could 'exaggerate' 1997 Famine apology to draw parallel with Bloody Sunday
# State Papers
# State Papers

British concerned Ireland could 'exaggerate' 1997 Famine apology to draw parallel with Bloody Sunday

Dec 29th 2020, 8:26 AM 45,372 Views 60 Comments

Tony Blair received a ‘warm’ welcome for the apology made in Cork in 1997.

# tony-blair - Monday 24 June, 2019

Former British deputy PM John Prescott admitted to hospital after suffering stroke
# John Prescott
# John Prescott

Former British deputy PM John Prescott admitted to hospital after suffering stroke

Jun 24th 2019, 1:16 PM 11,724 Views 13 Comments

Prescott served as deputy Prime Minister to Tony Blair between the years of 1997 and 2007.

# tony-blair - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair write joint op-ed calling for second Brexit referendum
# Brexit
# Brexit

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair write joint op-ed calling for second Brexit referendum

Apr 14th 2019, 6:00 PM 48,743 Views 77 Comments

In the op-ed in the Irish Times, they describe Brexit as ” the most serious threat to peace in the North and to the union in our lifetime”.

# tony-blair - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Blair calls Independent Group a 'fightback' against 'populism-enthralled' Labour
# Anti-Semitism
# Anti-Semitism

Blair calls Independent Group a 'fightback' against 'populism-enthralled' Labour

Feb 26th 2019, 8:42 AM 12,939 Views 51 Comments

The former Labour leader said that Brexit had plunged Britain into “the throes of an unparalleled political crisis”.

# tony-blair - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Tony Blair says no-deal Brexit could be 'devastating' for peace process
# Very Hard Border
# Very Hard Border

Tony Blair says no-deal Brexit could be 'devastating' for peace process

Feb 10th 2019, 2:26 PM 13,773 Views 35 Comments

He accused some politicians of “playing fast and loose” with the peace process in Northern Ireland.

# tony-blair - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair have both ripped into Theresa May's handling of Brexit
# Tag Team
# Tag Team

Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair have both ripped into Theresa May's handling of Brexit

Dec 16th 2018, 1:31 PM 29,166 Views 61 Comments

The former Taoiseach and former Prime Minister were speaking separately.

# tony-blair - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Tony Blair used lines from film The Queen in his autobiography, scriptwriter claims
# Sounds Familiar
# Sounds Familiar

Tony Blair used lines from film The Queen in his autobiography, scriptwriter claims

Sep 15th 2018, 12:29 PM 10,955 Views 21 Comments

Bafta-winning screenwriter Peter Morgan said lines from Blair’s autobiography closely resemble lines from the film.

# tony-blair - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

'The Good Friday Agreement was politics that worked because people stopped behaving like politicians'
# GFA20
# GFA20

'The Good Friday Agreement was politics that worked because people stopped behaving like politicians'

Apr 10th 2018, 6:54 PM 9,298 Views 24 Comments

That is the view of Tony Blair, one of the architects of the deal.

# tony-blair - Friday 30 March, 2018

Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?
# 20 Years On
# 20 Years On

Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?

Mar 30th 2018, 10:00 AM 25,223 Views 51 Comments

The 20th anniversary of the landmark deal is being marked – here’s what’s in it.

# tony-blair - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Tony Blair has had a huge go at Jeremy Corbyn's position on Brexit
# Leaders
# Leaders

Tony Blair has had a huge go at Jeremy Corbyn's position on Brexit

Jan 4th 2018, 2:35 PM 16,735 Views 52 Comments

Blair thinks Labour should be opposing Brexit.

# tony-blair - Monday 31 July, 2017

UK High Court rejects attempt to privately prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq war

UK High Court rejects attempt to privately prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq war

Jul 31st 2017, 11:56 AM 8,071 Views 37 Comments

A former Iraqi general has been trying for some time to bring a private prosecution against Blair for his role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

# tony-blair - Monday 17 July, 2017

Theresa May seeks to root out leakers as Tony Blair says Jeremy Corbyn could be PM
# UK Politics
# UK Politics

Theresa May seeks to root out leakers as Tony Blair says Jeremy Corbyn could be PM

Jul 17th 2017, 6:15 PM 14,097 Views 44 Comments

May is trying to focus her party’s attention on Brexit.

# tony-blair - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Tony Blair: EU would be prepared to accommodate UK on issue of mass migration
# Brexit
# Brexit

Tony Blair: EU would be prepared to accommodate UK on issue of mass migration

Jul 15th 2017, 10:42 AM 11,275 Views 53 Comments

Blair said the election of French President Emmanuel Macron had changed EU dynamics.

# tony-blair - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Tony Blair was 'not straight with the nation' says head of inquiry into Iraq war
# With You Whatever
# With You Whatever

Tony Blair was 'not straight with the nation' says head of inquiry into Iraq war

Jul 6th 2017, 5:09 PM 7,996 Views 66 Comments

Sir John Chilcot told the BBC that Blair based his evidence to the inquiry on beliefs rather than facts.

# tony-blair - Saturday 13 May, 2017

'Tony, will Brexit bring about a united Ireland?': Blair is back and has views on Ireland
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

'Tony, will Brexit bring about a united Ireland?': Blair is back and has views on Ireland

May 13th 2017, 7:15 AM 11,593 Views 33 Comments

Tony Blair was asked if Brexit is going to bring about a united Ireland yesterday.

# tony-blair - Friday 12 May, 2017

Tony Blair says language of Good Friday Agreement will have to be amended due to Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Tony Blair says language of Good Friday Agreement will have to be amended due to Brexit

May 12th 2017, 11:27 AM 24,555 Views 116 Comments

Blair said a hard border between the countries would be a disaster.

# tony-blair - Monday 1 May, 2017

Tony Blair promises to get 'hands dirty' as he re-enters UK politics to fight Brexit
# Comeback Kid
# Comeback Kid

Tony Blair promises to get 'hands dirty' as he re-enters UK politics to fight Brexit

May 1st 2017, 12:54 PM 26,455 Views 57 Comments

Blair will campaign to give the British people a chance to change their minds.

# tony-blair - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Blair denies report that he's taking a job with Donald Trump
# No Thanks
# No Thanks

Blair denies report that he's taking a job with Donald Trump

Mar 5th 2017, 12:44 PM 14,016 Views 22 Comments

A statement on his website later said: “The story in The Mail on Sunday is an invention.”

# tony-blair - Friday 17 February, 2017

Tony Blair wants Britain to fight against Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Tony Blair wants Britain to fight against Brexit

Feb 17th 2017, 12:50 PM 25,824 Views 192 Comments

Britain is expected to officially apply to leave the EU in March.

# tony-blair - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Bernie Ecclestone, the racing Napoleon, forced into exile
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Bernie Ecclestone, the racing Napoleon, forced into exile

Jan 24th 2017, 5:12 PM 8,123 Views 7 Comments

The 86-year-old transformed grand prix racing into one of the most profitable sports.

# tony-blair - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Tony Blair's former number two now says the Iraq war was illegal
# About Turn
# About Turn

Tony Blair's former number two now says the Iraq war was illegal

Jul 10th 2016, 7:32 AM 13,455 Views 43 Comments

Former deputy prime minister John Prescott says the publishing of the Chilcot Report into the war has changed his mind.

# tony-blair - Thursday 7 July, 2016

"Shamed", "mournful" and "a monster of delusion" - Tony Blair is back on the front pages
# I Read The News
# I Read The News

"Shamed", "mournful" and "a monster of delusion" - Tony Blair is back on the front pages

Jul 7th 2016, 9:05 AM 19,255 Views 71 Comments

Much of the coverage focuses on Blair’s assertion that, in the same situation, he would invade Iraq again.

'We were right all along': organisers of huge 2003 Dublin march against Iraq War
# Chilcot
# Chilcot

'We were right all along': organisers of huge 2003 Dublin march against Iraq War

Jul 7th 2016, 6:20 AM 12,631 Views 43 Comments

Some 100,000 Irish people protested on 15 February 2003 to oppose the invasion.

Northern Ireland (and the PSNI) is all over the Chilcot Report - here's why
# Lessons Unlearned
# Lessons Unlearned

Northern Ireland (and the PSNI) is all over the Chilcot Report - here's why

Jul 7th 2016, 6:05 AM 21,390 Views 56 Comments

The British Army used the Northern Irish Troubles as its key reference point for dealing with the Iraq conflict.

# tony-blair - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

MI6 report may have contained plot from a Nicolas Cage film, Chilcot Report says
# Chemical Weapons
# Chemical Weapons

MI6 report may have contained plot from a Nicolas Cage film, Chilcot Report says

Jul 6th 2016, 10:42 PM 22,814 Views 59 Comments

1996 Michael Bay thriller The Rock showed chemical weapons being stored in glass containers.

'I will be with you, whatever': Conversations between Blair and Bush on the Iraq War
# Chilcot
# Chilcot

'I will be with you, whatever': Conversations between Blair and Bush on the Iraq War

Jul 6th 2016, 6:00 PM 16,362 Views 37 Comments

Memos the British Prime Minister sent to the US President before and during the war show the close relationship between them.

Blair: "I express more sorrow and regret and apology than you will ever know"
# Chilcot Inquiry
# Chilcot Inquiry

Blair: "I express more sorrow and regret and apology than you will ever know"

Jul 6th 2016, 3:25 PM 15,221 Views 59 Comments

But, he says he would do it again.

Tony Blair did a solo run on deciding to go to war
# Chilcot Inquiry
# Chilcot Inquiry

Tony Blair did a solo run on deciding to go to war

Jul 6th 2016, 2:20 PM 12,656 Views 48 Comments

He also planned to back a rebellion in Iraq.

The UK's Iraq War dirty laundry will today be aired in a very public way
# Chilcot
# Chilcot

The UK's Iraq War dirty laundry will today be aired in a very public way

Jul 6th 2016, 6:10 AM 14,221 Views 45 Comments

Former PM Tony Blair is in for a hard day, but a trial is some way off.

# tony-blair - Friday 8 January, 2016

Bill Clinton had private concerns over Gerry Adams' IRA links
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

Bill Clinton had private concerns over Gerry Adams' IRA links

Jan 8th 2016, 10:39 AM 18,766 Views 155 Comments

“I don’t know what the real deal is between him and the IRA.”

# tony-blair - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Tony Blair (kind of) says sorry for Iraq War and admits it (maybe) led to Islamic State
# Mealy-mouthed
# Mealy-mouthed

Tony Blair (kind of) says sorry for Iraq War and admits it (maybe) led to Islamic State

Oct 25th 2015, 2:07 PM 12,831 Views 87 Comments

The former British Prime Minister wouldn’t make a full apology in a new TV interview.

# tony-blair - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

95 people with 'On the Run' letters are linked to 300 murders
# On The Run
# On The Run

95 people with 'On the Run' letters are linked to 300 murders

Mar 24th 2015, 3:49 PM 7,177 Views 29 Comments

A report into the so-called ‘On The Runs’ letters was published today

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