Tony Blair

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Tory MP claims No 10 ‘blackmailing’ rebels as Wakeford says funding was threatened before he defected – as it happened
Latest updates: Christian Wakeford says he was threatened with funding loss; William Wragg urges alleged victims to speak to police

Rachel Hall (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

20, Jan, 2022 @5:32 PM

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Don’t let the right redefine Tony Blair’s legacy | Letter
Letter: Those Conservative voices opposing Blair’s knighthood seek only to undermine New Labour’s achievements, from the Belfast agreement to public sector investment, writes Paul Clarke

Letters

09, Jan, 2022 @5:22 PM

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Petition to revoke Tony Blair’s knighthood hits 1m signatures
Creator of petition says former PM ‘caused irreparable damage to constitution of UK’ with Iraq war

Damien Gayle

07, Jan, 2022 @6:44 PM

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The people have spoken: Labour should cut its ties with Tony Blair | Owen Jones
As prime minister he made a virtue of alienating his grassroots. This unleashed the political forces that consumed him, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

07, Jan, 2022 @12:10 PM

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How Tony Blair advised former Kazakh ruler after 2011 uprising
British former PM told Nursultan Nazarbayev to stress he ‘understood’ critics and to say reforms would ‘take time’

Luke Harding

06, Jan, 2022 @4:41 PM

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The Queen is ill-advised in knighting Tony Blair | Letters
Letters: Sir Keir Starmer seems to have forgotten his principles, writes Keith Flett. How can the Queen be so out of touch, asks Dr Patrick Hoyte

Letters

05, Jan, 2022 @6:03 PM

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Geoff Hoon ‘told to burn memo that said Iraq invasion could be illegal’
Defence secretary under Tony Blair claims he was told to burn legal advice written by attorney general

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

05, Jan, 2022 @12:53 PM

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'Sir Tony Blair'? How cheaply knighthoods come in our broken honours system | Simon Jenkins
Bestowing this award shows how urgently we need reform, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

05, Jan, 2022 @9:27 AM

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UK Covid: Johnson admits some hospitals already feel overwhelmed at times – as it happened
Latest updates: PM also announces daily testing for 100,000 key workers; more NHS hospital trusts declaring critical incidents

Andrew Sparrow

04, Jan, 2022 @6:56 PM

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UK government urged to rescind Tony Blair’s knighthood
Labour leader Keir Starmer defends honour to former prime minister who led UK during Iraq war

Jessica Elgot

04, Jan, 2022 @1:45 PM

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Boris Johnson would not deserve an honour, says Keir Starmer
Labour leader says British people can now trust his party – and unlike PM, Tony Blair deserves recognition for achievements

Aubrey Allegretti

04, Jan, 2022 @1:35 PM

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Speaker defends Tony Blair knighthood after backlash
Critics argue legacy of 2003 Iraq invasion makes former PM unsuitable for Queen’s highest honour

Vanessa Thorpe

01, Jan, 2022 @5:32 PM

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