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  1. July 21, 2014

    Tony Blair urges Labour to remain party of the centre ground

    Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has urged Labour leader Ed Miliband to stick to the political centre ground, warning...

  2. July 21, 2014

    The Tony Blair legacy is electoral domination, not policy

    Tony Blair became leader of the Labour party 20 years ago this week. What if that event, which the former prime minister...

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  1. July 18, 2014

    The radical reformer felled by his imaginary Blob

    I am a child of the Blob. My mother was a teacher. I am biased but she was a good one; parents gave her fancy chocolates at...

  2. July 18, 2014

    Lords’ anguish revealed in euthanasia debate

    Peers shared wrenching personal stories of suffering and loss on Friday as they debated whether “right to die” legislation...

  3. July 17, 2014

    Downing Street is more effective than you think

    Reshuffles entrance political junkies. But for Number 10 they are sheer agony. Tony Blair and Gordon Brown sweated for hours...

  4. July 17, 2014

    UK deal reached on sensitive Iraq war files

    Agreement has been reached on the release of sensitive documents as part of the much-delayed Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq...

  5. July 17, 2014

    Tony Blair to advise on Azerbaijan gas project

    Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, has been hired to advise a BP-led consortium on the export of natural gas...

  6. July 17, 2014

    Letters to IRA suspects found to be ‘flawed’ but not unlawful

    Official letters given to IRA suspects telling them they would not be prosecuted for Troubles-related offences after the...

  7. Off Message

    July 16, 2014

    Michael Gove's unfinished revolution

    Shortly after Margaret Thatcher died, Chris Husbands wrote of her: She established more comprehensive schools than any other...

  8. FT Alphaville

    June 26, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - It’s important to distinguish between criticism of dark pools generally, and Barc’s dark pool in...

  9. June 25, 2014

    Hacking trial: Blair offered support to Brooks but not Dowlers

    The parents of Milly Dowler believe Tony Blair should apologise for offering his support to Rebekah Brooks over phone...

  10. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: Top legal team defended Rebekah Brooks

    Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper arm, had the benefit of one of the best legal teams in...

  11. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: A woman at the centre of the UK establishment

    The judge in the UK’s phone-hacking trial was clearly referring to Rebekah Brooks when he told the jury in summing up not to...

  12. June 23, 2014

    Tony Blair eyes Abu Dhabi office as he looks to expand Middle East role

    Tony Blair is looking to open an office in Abu Dhabi, the increasingly assertive oil-rich emirate, in an apparent bid to...

  13. June 23, 2014

    TBA belies its name as Blair Inc oils into new markets

    A consultant visits Tony Blair Associates to advise on new offices overseas*. Blair: What’s your thinking? Consultant:...

  14. June 21, 2014

    Guildford Four’s Gerry Conlon dies in Belfast

    Gerry Conlon, a victim of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British history, has died in Belfast aged 60....

  15. June 18, 2014

    Depression carries a stigma in the office

    When I returned to work after suffering my first depressive episode, I shared very little of what had happened with...

  16. June 17, 2014

    NHS urged to heed cost-cutting lessons from Tesco and BMW

    The NHS should look to Tesco and BMW for lessons on how to deliver care more cheaply and efficiently, according to a former...

  17. June 15, 2014

    Tony Blair links alleged Birmingham schools plot to Boko Haram

    Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has compared the alleged attempt by hardline Muslims to take over schools in Birmingham...

  18. June 15, 2014

    Blair rejects claims US-UK invasion to blame for Iraq insurgency

    Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, has rejected suggestions that the US-UK Iraq invasion is to blame for the...

  19. June 13, 2014

    This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this what?

    Freedom, tolerance, the rule of law, personal liberty, respect for institutions: these are the “British values” that David...

  20. Off Message

    June 4, 2014

    Centrifugal Britain

    (A question from the 2011 census.) “Devolution will be and is the salvation of the UK”, Tony Blair said in 1999. Fifteen...

  21. June 2, 2014

    Tony Blair calls for ‘manifesto’ to reform EU

    Leaders should set out a “manifesto for change” to address disillusionment with the EU , Tony Blair said on Monday, as the...

  22. June 2, 2014

    Middle East hackers target Europe and US

    A group of Middle Eastern hackers has targeted European national governments and a major US financial institution in a...

  23. June 1, 2014

    Tony Blair to call for EU reform after election ‘wake-up’

    Tony Blair will on Monday call for Europe to reform itself after election victories for anti-EU parties across the continent...

  24. May 30, 2014

    Tony Blair seeks ‘pro-European role’ to fight rise of populism

    Tony Blair is looking for a prominent pan-European role in the fight against euroscepticism as he seeks to re-engage with...

  25. May 29, 2014

    Sir John Major regrets Chilcot decision on Blair-Bush exchanges

    Sir John Major has warned that the decision by the Chilcot inquiry not to publish the full correspondence between Tony Blair...

  26. May 27, 2014

    Ed Miliband attacks ‘simple’ solutions of Ukip

    Ed Miliband admitted in a speech on Tuesday that the previous New Labour government had failed to address people’s concerns...

  27. May 23, 2014

    Ukip takes the saloon vote – other parties should look elsewhere

    What just happened? There is a simple way to describe the local election results. Labour sweeps London. The UK Independence...

  28. May 22, 2014

    David Cameron appoints former Blair aide as special envoy to Libya

    David Cameron has appointed one of Tony Blair’s closest advisers to lead the government’s efforts in trying to restore order...

  29. May 14, 2014

    Unionists feed on Salmond’s gaffes

    Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, may now regret granting a two-hour interview with Alastair Campbell,...

  30. May 8, 2014

    Pain of victims’ families poisons peace deal legacy

    The second paragraph of the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement for Northern Ireland states: “The tragedies of the past have...

  31. May 1, 2014

    The manic mission that is Blair’s dismal last act

    I struggle to think of a former political leader as diligent as Tony Blair in the sullying of his own reputation. Mr Blair’s...

  32. April 28, 2014

    Populism is a dangerous game for the political class

    The UK Independence party does not represent the start of a revolt but the culmination of it. A spirit of anti-politics...

  33. April 23, 2014

    Role for Assad likely in any Syria peace deal, says Tony Blair

    Tony Blair has dismayed Downing Street by suggesting that Bashar al-Assad may have to remain in place as the “interim”...

  34. The World

    April 23, 2014

    The holes in Blair's Middle Eastern vision

      Former Prime Minister Tony Blair speaks on on the Middle East in London on April 23, 2014. (Getty) There are plenty of...

  35. April 23, 2014

    Tony Blair launches push to back ‘moderate’ Islam

    The west should “take sides” in the battle between moderate and radical Muslims in the Arab world, Tony Blair will say on...

  36. April 20, 2014

    The left is rebuffed by the poor as it bashes the rich

    The terrible results for the French and the Dutch centre-left parties in local elections last month cast a miasma over...

  37. April 14, 2014

    Nick Clegg calls for Iraq war report to be published

    The Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war is being delayed partly because some of those involved do not want to face further...

  38. April 9, 2014

    Listless David Cameron lost authority by indulging Maria Miller

    David Cameron’s handling of the Maria Miller expenses affair raises as many questions about the UK prime minister as it does...

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