Tony Blair

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Boris Johnson wants to mimic Tony Blair’s project, say No 10 sources
PM wants to echo Blair’s promise of an ‘opportunity society’ and energise those who feel left behind

Heather Stewart Political editor

24, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tony Blair’s apology for Irish famine written by aides, papers reveal
Former UK prime minister could not be reached to sign off 1997 speech seen as ‘significant moment’ in Anglo-Irish relations

Caroline Davies

20, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Tony Blair urged Nelson Mandela not to discuss Lockerbie trial, papers show
Blair wrote to then South African leader in 1997 after aides said raising issue at summit in Scotland would be ‘pretty disastrous’

Caroline Davies

19, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Tony Blair considered turning Millennium Dome into Diana tribute, papers reveal
National Archives documents reveal project was in danger of being scrapped two years before it opened

Caroline Davies

19, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Bill Clinton fancied an Indian rather than tea with the Queen
Then US leader also turned down Chequers dinner because he wanted to ‘be a tourist’, archives show

Caroline Davies

19, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘Labour’s coming home’: Keir Starmer slogan harks back to happier times
The phrase was first used by Tony Blair just before his 1997 landslide – so it’s no wonder the incumbent has revived it

Peter Walker Political correspondent

02, Jul, 2021 @5:06 PM

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Scientists urge caution after Tony Blair backs UK ‘Covid pass’
Allowing the fully vaccinated to enjoy more freedoms could stoke social division, say experts

Nicola Davis

07, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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England reopening ‘could be delayed’; Israel begins vaccinating 12-16s – as it happened
Latest updates: cases reported since yesterday up by over 2,000 from 3,111 last Sunday; WHO official says people must learn to live with Covid

Edna Mohamed (now); Harry Taylor and Jessica Murray (earlier)

07, Jun, 2021 @12:15 AM

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Covid: more than 200 leaders urge G7 to help vaccinate world’s poorest
Former PMs, presidents and ministers sign letter saying richest should pay two-thirds of $66bn needed

Sarah Boseley Health editor

06, Jun, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Tony Blair calls for new pass to allow vaccinated people more freedoms
Former PM says those who have had both jabs should be treated differently from those who have not

Toby Helm

06, Jun, 2021 @8:24 AM

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A dangerous cult now runs Britain – the worshippers at the Temple of Johnson | Marina Hyde
No matter what the prime minister does, no matter the consequences, his devotees line up to heatedly excuse it, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde

Marina Hyde

28, May, 2021 @1:50 PM

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The secret of Johnson’s success lies in his break with Treasury dominance | William Davies
Gordon Brown’s rule-based approach shaped Whitehall for two decades. But the Tories are forging a new politics that has little regard for prudence, says political economist William Davies

William Davies

20, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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