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I was targeted by Murdoch-owned media for supporting independent candidates and their climate agendas

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This week I was shocked to discover myself on the front page of the Australian and other Murdoch-owned media where I was accused of being anti-Israel. This came as a huge surprise not just to me, but to my family, my ...

Tony Blair: west has fortnight to help end war in Ukraine

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Tony Blair believes that the next fortnight could be the last chance for the west to agree a peace deal with Russia to end the Ukraine invasion before the conflict escalates. The former prime minister said that Nato s...

Does Labour need Tony Blair back on board? Thanks, Tony – but no thanks

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After all the abstract chat and whispers from the sidelines, a tangible proposal: Tony Blair wants to return to advise the next Labour government. As the notion gains currency, much of the country cheers; the rest of ...

How Tony Blair advised former Kazakh ruler after 2011 uprising

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The newly knighted Sir Tony Blair is one of several well-paid western advisers who have burnished the image of Kazakhstan’s former ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev and his autocratic regime, now the target of angry proteste...

Tony Blair to be given most senior knighthood in new year honours list

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Tony Blair is to be knighted with the highest possible ranking in the new year honours list, Buckingham Palace has said. Blair, who held the keys to No 10 between 1997 and 2007, will be appointed a Knight Companion of...

No 10 hired US lawyers to advise on Lewinsky scandal before Blair visit to US

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No 10 hired US lawyers to advise on the legal position of the US president, Bill Clinton, at the time of the Monica Lewinsky scandal before Tony Blair’s official 1998 visit to Washington, previously secret documents r...

Tony Blair considered asking Queen to open Stormont assembly

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Tony Blair considered asking the Queen to open the newly formed Northern Ireland assembly in 1998, newly released state papers show. A letter from the then prime minister’s principal private secretary, John Holmes, re...

‘She defined modern Germany’: Blair, Barroso and Prodi on Angela Merkel

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European Commission president, 2004-14 In the 10 years I led the European Commission, Angela Merkel was clearly the most influential national leader in Europe. But at her first G8 summit, in 2006, she was still relat...

Lionel Blair: veteran actor, dancer and entertainer dies aged 92

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Lionel Blair, the veteran actor, dancer and entertainer, has died at the age of 92, his agent has said. Born Henry Lionel Ogus, he grew up in Stamford Hill, north London after his family moved from Canada, worked on t...

Blair Kinghorn may take time to settle as Scotland’s No 10, says Townsend

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Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has warned that it could take Blair Kinghorn some time to find his best form in his new position of stand-off, but is nonetheless confident that the Edinburgh player can have a major rol...

Tony Blair had it easy. Keir Starmer is in a much deeper hole

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Boris Johnson may be prime minister, but over on BBC iPlayer there’s a Labour government. For five hour-long sessions, those fed up with life in a country now in its 12th consecutive year under a Tory leader can wallo...

Selma Blair: ‘Things fell into place when I was diagnosed with MS’

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Selma Blair is telling me a joke about three tampons walking down the road: heavy flow, medium flow, and light flow, only I’ve been warned by her representatives that she can only do these video chats in half-hour bur...

Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution review – the ruthless rise of No 10’s odd couple

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In Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution (BBC Two), we see a photo of Tony Blair aged 20, all teeth and no top. He looks like everybody’s worst nightmare – a half-naked public schoolboy and wannabe badass who –...

TV tonight: how Tony Blair reinvented the Labour party

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“A new dawn has broken, has it not?” Well, maybe. But Tony Blair’s triumphalism on the morning of his election victory in 1997 came at a cost – and the Labour party is arguably paying the price to this day. This seri...

Tony and Cherie Blair bought property via offshore firm and saved £300,000 in tax

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Tony and Cherie Blair saved hundreds of thousands of pounds in property taxes when acquiring a London office building from an offshore company partially owned by a prominent Bahraini minister. The former British prime...

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