Tony Blair

So the near collapse of A&Es around the country is all my fault?

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Oh, I see. So it’s my fault. There I was, thinking that the general swamping and near collapse of accident…

The missed New Year opportunities I would have rowed the Atlantic for

10 January 2015 9:00 am

 Gstaad The very end of 2014 laid an egg, and an expensive one at that. I missed David Tang’s bash…

A beautiful speaking voice is a window to the soul

6 December 2014 9:00 am

A beautiful speaking voice draws attention to the words spoken

Must MPs always vote before we go to war?

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Jesse Norman was permitted three minutes for his speech to the Commons in last Friday’s debate. But the contribution from…

Tom Bower’s Diary: Resuming hostilities with Richard Branson

27 September 2014 8:00 am

This week marks another milestone in my 15-year battle with Richard Branson. Ever since he unsuccessfully sued me in 1999…

You can't spin yourself into authenticity – as Ed Miliband is finding out

2 August 2014 9:00 am

For a politician to draw attention to his own deficiencies is a desperate attempt to curry favour with the electorate…

Which party has the most MPs’ children in Parliament?

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Commons inheritance Emily Benn, granddaughter of Tony and niece of Hilary, has won the right to stand for Labour in…

I like the look of this exciting new Islamic State. But why don’t they want Belgium?

5 July 2014 9:00 am

There is something attractive about almost the whole of southern Europe being part of an immense and somewhat rigorous caliphate,…

The profitable delusion shared by Bill Clinton and Tony Blair

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Tony Blair and Bill Clinton must be very happy about how they have fared since leaving political office, for each…

How the Westminster hawk became an endangered species

21 June 2014 9:00 am

There is a slight whiff of the summer of 1914 to Westminster at the moment. The garden party season is…

Robert Harris’s diary: My accidental war with Tony Blair

14 June 2014 8:00 am

To Paris, for the launch of the French edition of my novel about the Dreyfus affair. As we land, I…

Labour has proved that it speaks for London – and nowhere else

31 May 2014 9:00 am

So, now almost all the votes have been counted — except for those in the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets, where…

The truth about being a politician’s child

31 May 2014 9:00 am

It was a Friday morning in 1992, Britain had just had an election, and I was on an ice rink.…

My battle with Michael Gove’s Blob

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Michael Gove has been under fire this week for ‘sacking’ Sally Morgan as chair of Ofsted. You’d think he’d be…

Alexander Chancellor: This Christmas it’s nice to be able to pity the stinking rich for a change

14 December 2013 9:00 am

This is the season of goodwill when one should think about people less fortunate than oneself and wish them better…

Chaps, if we want grandchildren, we need to stop the skinny jeans fad

5 October 2013 9:00 am

Why will no one sell trousers that fit me?

Guido Fawkes to Damian McBride: Who's spinning now?

5 October 2013 9:00 am

When Gordon Brown eventually became aware that his Downing Street was about to be engulfed in the Smeargate scandal, he…

Rod Liddle: Under New Labour, it really was the loony left

28 September 2013 9:00 am

There is a little vignette in the first volume of Alastair Campbell’s diaries that makes it abundantly clear that, at…

David Cameron’s wars: How the PM learned to love precision bombing

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Supporters of intervention in Syria will be the first to desert Cameron when the going gets tough

A Classless Society, by Alwyn W. Turner - review

24 August 2013 9:00 am

The title of Alwyn W. Turner’s book could deter readers. Even the Hollywood film The Secret Lives of Dentists promised…