The Conservative Party is not as flint-hearted as it used to be.
Tony Blair came to address Lobby journalists at a Commons Press Gallery lunch today.
Someone has written a book about a track that did well in the charts 45 years ago, drawing Tony Blair, Cherie Blair and Michael Howard into the narrative.
Professor Tim Bale rather wittily described the Tory revolt over the Maastricht Treaty as the “gateway drug” to today’s hard stuff of “Better Off Out” Euroscepticism.
I have taken issue with my fellow Queen Mary, University of London, searcher after knowledge in another article for e-International Relations. I point out that the Conservatives’ shift towards a harder line [...]
I went to hear Tony Blair’s speech on Europe this morning, and came back with this poster, which I got from the good-natured anti-EU campaigners who were outside with their spoof preparatory committee. I have put it up above the Daily Mail desk in our shared office in the House of Commons Press Gallery.
It was [...]
Another new book, published in English today, is Jacques Chirac’s memoir, My Life in Politics. It was first published as Chacque pas doit etre un but in 2009.
TONY BLAIR KEYNOTE SPEECH – “EUROPE AFTER THE CRISIS”
THE COUNCIL FOR THE FUTURE OF EUROPE, ORGANISED BY THE NICHOLAS BERGGRUEN INSTITUTE ON GOVERNANCE
13:30 CET – MONDAY 29 0CT0BER 2012
From crisis can come opportunity. Out of this European crisis can come the opportunity finally to achieve a model of European integration that is sustainable. But [...]
I was unimpressed when Ed Miliband told a sympathetic interviewer, Charles Moore, recently: “We want a market economy, not a market society.”
A slogan, not a policy, I said.
Hah, said Tom Powdrill. Tony Blair said it. Exactly, I said. It is not even original.
I had forgotten how unoriginal it was. A friend with astonishing recall of [...]
Much excitement at Westminster today over a tale in Racing Post, via Andy McSmith’s excellent diary in The Independent, that David Cameron, told that President Obama was on the line, said he would call him back after he had finished his game of tennis with Charlie Brooks, husband of Rebekah.
A likely story.
I remember Tony Blair doing [...]
Kevin Marsh, who was editor of the BBC Today programme when it broadcast one of the most serious libels in political history, has a book out next week in which he explains how he was sort of right and Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell were totally wrong.
It will play well into the post-Tutu tantrum into [...]
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