Tony Blair

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The Impossible Office?; The British Prime Minister in an Age of Upheaval reviews – power failures at No 10
Two timely books – by Anthony Seldon and Mark Garnett – make us think about what it takes to be a successful prime minister, and why so few have been up to the job

Andrew Rawnsley

04, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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What is the point of Keir Starmer? After a year, we still don't know | Moya Lothian-McLean
The tepid Labour leader, once so lauded, has failed to offer anything to vote for, says Moya Lothian-McLean, political editor at gal-dem.com

Moya Lothian-McLean

29, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The test you have to take to stay in the UK is sloppy, moronic and jingoistic | Zoe Williams
My friends keep failing the Life in the UK test – no surprise given the questions, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

22, Mar, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Creation myths: Alan McGee tells the real story of those wild Britpop years
The maverick label boss on why he didn’t let the truth get in the way of a good movie … and why he may owe an apology to Tony Blair

Vanessa Thorpe

20, Mar, 2021 @8:30 PM

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Blair says collaboration on Covid could have cut three months off crisis
Former prime minister tells the Guardian the world must be better prepared for the next pandemic

Heather Stewart

26, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tony Blair says 'cut Starmer some slack' over tax comments
Exclusive: former Labour leader says the public has no interest in ‘mouthing off’ as if times were normal

Heather Stewart and Richard Partington

25, Feb, 2021 @8:33 PM

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Covid test and vaccine certificates could help sectors reopen in England
Cross-government review to look at whether documents could be used to gain access to places such as shops

Aubrey Allegretti

22, Feb, 2021 @8:26 PM

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Remembering Jeremy Heywood, the civil servant who ran Britain
In Suzanne Heywood’s memoir, What Does Jeremy Think?, she reveals the inner workings of Whitehall – and its ‘greatest servant’, her husband

Tim Adams

14, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Trapped in poverty by a mean Tory mindset | Letters
Letters: The Tories are ideologically unable to tackle poverty, argues Sebastian Kraemer. Plus letters from Alan Slomson, Harriet Hall and Roger Southwell

Letters

22, Jan, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Tony Blair backs cross-party calls for new child poverty strategy
Former PM urges ministers to tackle ‘blight of child poverty’ in UK amid rising inequality caused by Covid

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

21, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tony Blair son plans big expansion for training firm valued at $200m
Venture capitalists provide $44m for Euan Blair start-up that helps people find apprenticeships

Rob Davies

19, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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How to fight the Tories’ electoral dominance | Letters
Letters: Labour must aim for broad appeal with moderate, centre-left policies, says John Mills. However, David Cockayne argues that all opposition parties need to work together for a fairer voting system, while Ken Richardson hopes that people won’t get conned by the rightwing press again

Letters

18, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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