Tony Blair

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Blair's failures over the Omagh bombing have become outright hostility to the truth under the Conservatives | Fintan O’Toole
A new inquiry into the 1998 massacre may help the bereaved. But Rishi Sunak’s government wants to be rid of the legal mechanism that allowed it , says Irish Times journalist Fintan O’Toole

Fintan O’Toole

06, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Labour asks Sunak to say how much money he ‘wasted’ by taking private jet from London to Leeds – as it happened
Opposition challenges prime minister over use of private plane for health visit

Andrew Sparrow

10, Jan, 2023 @5:40 PM

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The Guardian view on working-class comedy: welcome back Early Doors | Editorial
Editorial: Together with The Royle Family, the northern sitcom is a countercultural classic that still speaks to our times

Editorial

06, Jan, 2023 @6:25 PM

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Euan Blair’s edtech firm Multiverse reports sixth straight year of losses
Company valued last year at £1.4bn says revenues rose almost threefold to £27m

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

04, Jan, 2023 @3:27 PM

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Newly released files reveal plan to move Millennium Dome to Swindon
Labour government received bid to relocate controversial London building before it was rebranded as the O2

Jamie Grierson

30, Dec, 2022 @8:24 AM

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Blair aide feared 1997 cabinet portrait would look ‘triumphalist’
National Archives documents show concerns raised over Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s proposal

Caroline Davies and Ben Quinn

30, Dec, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Minister said ‘elements’ in UK security services hostile to NI peace process
Notes from 2002 record John Reid saying there was a potential ‘coalition’ trying to frustrate peace process in Northern Ireland

Ben Quinn and Caroline Davies

30, Dec, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Blair government despaired at ‘juvenile’ media in efforts to keep ministers on-message
Aide’s suggestion of ‘accuracy’ regulations for press was dismissed as ‘probably suicidal to try’

Caroline Davies and Ben Quinn

30, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Blair asked Bush during first phone call if he could call him by first name
Archives reveal PM’s early attempts to establish personal relationship with president after 2000 US election

Ben Quinn and Caroline Davies

30, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Blair government had misgivings about Mandela mediation role over Lockerbie
Files show Downing Street felt former South African leader’s attempt to mediate was ‘unlikely to be helpful’

Caroline Davies and Ben Quinn

30, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Blair gave Putin silver cufflinks for his birthday, archives reveal
Files show PM favoured allowing Putin ‘a position on the top table’ and encouraging him to integrate with west

Ben Quinn and Caroline Davies

30, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Osborne the great child impoverisher is backing free school meals. Has he forgotten who he is? | Polly Toynbee
It’s some cheek for the ex-chancellor, whose tenure saw vast sums taken from children’s welfare, to back Jamie Oliver, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

29, Dec, 2022 @5:07 PM

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