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    1. Westminster Blog

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      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events April 17 The Labour party said it would ban unpaid internships and guarantee first jobs for...

    2. David Allen Green

      April 16, 2015

      If a politician breaks a promise should a voter have a legal remedy?

      Imagine a politician making a clear and specific promise before an election. Imagine then, if you can, that politician...

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    1. April 7, 2015

      Tony Blair to take bigger role in Labour election campaign

      Tony Blair’s carefully considered attack on David Cameron’s Europe policy on Tuesday was the start of a wider role for the...

    2. April 7, 2015

      Blair warns of ‘risk’ to business with Tories’ European policy

      Tony Blair has warned that David Cameron’s European policy risks throwing British business into its most anxious and...

    3. March 26, 2015

      Court orders Prince Charles’ letters to ministers be made public

      Letters sent by Prince Charles to government ministers should be made public, the UK’s highest court has ruled in the...

    4. March 18, 2015

      Imagining the world of Tony Blair, Middle East peace envoy

      The Arab street was in uproar at the shock news of the departure of its favourite peace envoy. Young men and women, holding...

    5. March 17, 2015

      UK government needs clear goals and a tight grip on spending

      Wednesday’s Budget will put one major question on the political agenda: how can government deliver much better services...

    6. March 16, 2015

      Blair’s Middle East role has run out of road

      When Tony Blair stepped down as Britain’s prime minister in 2007, he declared one of his ambitions would be to help forge a...

    7. FT Alphaville

      March 16, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Vladimir Putin was ready to put the country’s nuclear weapons on alert during...

    8. March 15, 2015

      Few results to show for Tony Blair in contentious Middle East role

      Tony Blair — well connected Tony Blair’s role as representative of the “Middle East Quartet” has provided the former British...

    9. March 15, 2015

      Tony Blair poised to step back from Middle East peace envoy role

      Tony Blair is preparing to step back from his role as a Middle East peace envoy as the US and Europe review policy options...

    10. March 9, 2015

      ‘The Audience’, New York — review

      Queen Elizabeth II has made all her official visits to the US under Republican administrations, so I am happy to report that...

    11. March 9, 2015

      Labour candidates reject Blair donation

      Two Labour candidates have refused £1,000 donations towards their election campaigns from former leader Tony Blair,...

    12. March 1, 2015

      Rebekah Brooks set for social media return to Murdoch empire

      Rebekah Brooks, the former tabloid newspaper editor who was cleared of all charges in Britain’s phone-hacking scandal, is...

    13. March 1, 2015

      ‘The Extreme Centre: A Warning’, by Tariq Ali: A radical’s rage at the resilience of the right

      Those of a conspiratorial bent need to be comfortable with paradox. So the Americans could never have landed on the moon but...

    14. February 22, 2015

      Former foreign secretaries caught in undercover sting over payments

      Two former foreign secretaries, Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind, have been caught in an undercover sting offering to help...

    15. February 16, 2015

      Miliband’s tribal loyalties blind him to vested interests

      While Tony Blair was at university, he befriended an Indian postgraduate called Anmol Vellani. Britain’s future prime...

    16. February 13, 2015

      Time to say buy buy from Mining Indaba

      The annual Mining Indaba event in Cape Town has become a place to take the pulse of the world’s industry. So what state is...

    17. February 12, 2015

      The Absence of War, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, UK — review

      In a recent newspaper comment piece, David Hare lamented that the current British Labour party lacks a compelling political...

    18. February 11, 2015

      Lord Browne laments obstacles to Whitehall reform

      Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister, has “broken some bones in the civil service” in his drive to overhaul Whitehall,...

    19. February 10, 2015

      Ed Miliband’s union gamble fails to pay off

      Ed Miliband’s promise to recast relations with the trade unions in July 2013 was portrayed as a big gamble that could cost...

    20. February 10, 2015

      Two false paths for Europe — and a new third way

      Europe as an entity and as an ideal is more needed than ever. The individual countries of Europe need the collective power...

    21. February 4, 2015

      Business pressure on UK Labour party increases

      Labour’s strained relations with business were under the spotlight again on Wednesday after Ed Balls, shadow chancellor,...

    22. January 21, 2015

      The never-ending wait for Britain’s Iraq inquiry

      Tony Blair’s decision to join the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the most controversial event in British foreign policy since...

    23. January 21, 2015

      Cameron frustrated by delayed Chilcot inquiry into Iraq war

      David Cameron has expressed frustration at delays to publication of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war after it emerged...

    24. The World

      January 21, 2015

      Putting Davos in the appropriate context

      Five minutes into Davos and I’m already sick of the word “context”. The organisers – in their unwisdom – have decreed that...

    25. January 20, 2015

      Chilcot report on Iraq war delayed until after general election

      The official five-year inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war will not publish its long-awaited report until after the general...

    26. Westminster Blog

      January 20, 2015

      Are the Labour and Lib Dem mansion taxes exactly the same?

      Tony Blair used to say that his mission would be complete when the Labour party “learned to love” Peter Mandelson. That...

    27. January 13, 2015

      Blair defends ‘no pursuit’ letters to IRA fugitives

      Tony Blair has defended official letters to IRA suspects telling them they would not be prosecuted, saying without them the...

    28. January 7, 2015

      David Cameron ‘frustrated’ at delays to Iraq report

      David Cameron says he is “frustrated” by delays to the publication of a “largely finished” report into the Iraq war, which...

    29. January 6, 2015

      Blair’s corporate figures appear to slip

      Profits at Tony Blair’s corporate empire appear to have fallen, judging by the most recent set of accounts filed by the...

    30. January 5, 2015

      We are all impoverished by the politics of negativity

      In the shrewdest passage of his memoirs, Tony Blair treats the reader to a tutorial on negative campaigning. Every few years...

    31. January 2, 2015

      David Cameron kicks off Conservative campaign with deficit claim

      David Cameron and George Osborne have launched the Conservative general election campaign with a contentious claim that they...

    32. December 31, 2014

      Tony Blair stresses ‘full support’ for Ed Miliband

      Former Labour leader Tony Blair insisted he “fully supported” incumbent Ed Miliband on Wednesday after appearing to cast...

    33. December 26, 2014

      UK government spending: Back to the future

      Britain’s past is dominating the political battle over the nation’s future. With an extremely close election over four...

    34. December 23, 2014

      Every bed occupied in Tooting emergency department

      It is a December weekend afternoon in one of London’s biggest accident and emergency departments and every available bed is...

    35. December 19, 2014

      Four PMs missed out on Butler reforms

      Sir, Whatever other advantages may have been conferred on Jonathan Farrington by a grammar school education (Letters,...

    36. December 16, 2014

      UK prime minister rejects radical police reforms

      David Cameron has rejected an idea from Britain’s most senior police officer to cut the number of police forces in England...

    37. December 14, 2014

      British MPs ask for redacted material in US Senate torture report

      The US is to be asked by senior British MPs to hand over redacted material documenting Britain’s role in the CIA’s post-9/11...

    38. December 12, 2014

      A diplomatic figleaf for the Parthenon Marbles

      There is nowhere quite like a temple of high culture in which to make friends and influence people. In 2000, the soon-to-be...

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