Articles tagged Tony Blair:

Labour Party Political Broadcasts Video Collection

  • 2 Feb 2019

This is one of ten video collections of party politcal broadcasts since 1951. The full collection includes separate pages of Conservative, Labour, Liberal/SDP/LibDem, UKIP, Green, Minor Party, Vintage and Spoof PPBs/PEBs. They are all listed on THIS page. If you now on PPBs...

From the Archives: Long Read Interview with Tom Watson

  • 5 Jan 2019

This is an extended version of my Total Politics interview with Tom Watson, which appeared in the January 2011 issue of the Magazine. He's incredibly open and honest about his time in government and the personal trauma he went through because of something I wrote... Embed f...

In Conversation with Jacqui Smith... Ten Years Ago

  • 29 Nov 2018

I first met Jacqui Smith more than ten years ago at a Foreign Office event which she was addressing. I was writing a profile of the then Foreign Secretary David Miliband so was spending the afternoon with him. After her speech he beckoned me over an introduced me to her. Havin...

EDP Diary: An October Election?

  • 16 Aug 2007

Further proof of Tony Blair’s obsession with all things American has come with the news that he has hired a top US lawyer to broker a book deal for him. Pundits reckon that a publisher may well fork out $12 million for his memoirs. If so, they’re mad. Not a single publisher ha...

EDP Column: The Plight of a Chief of Staff

  • 29 Jul 2007

Dereham’s Andy Marshall can be justifiably proud of his terrific Open performance last weekend. He carried the dreams of all of us hacking golfers with him. Having made the cut on Friday he scored a memorable four under par on Saturday, a round he will surely treasure for the ...

EDP Diary: Phones, Stolen Cars & the End of Blair

  • 7 May 2007

There seems to be a new law invented specifically for me. It’s my personal equivalent of the Law of Sod. It goes something like this. “As soon as shaving cream is applied to thy face or thee steppeth into the shower, thy mobile phone shall ring.” I can have 24 hours of blissfu...

EDP Diary: Ever Considered Being a Candidate?

  • 19 Jan 2007

There’s nothing like a bit of bad whether to get the British quaking in their boots. The roads become gridlocked, people cower in their houses and absentee rates at work rocket. My experience on “Windy Thursday” was somewhat more irritating. I got a parking ticket. Why? Becaus...

EXCLUSIVE: The Fallout from the Daily Politics Debacle

  • 12 Jan 2007

I've now had the inside story of what happened the the Daily Politics this lunchtime, when they were taken off the air and missed Blair's final remarks in the Commons and the standing ovation. In THIS post I said... I am dumbstruck. Andrew Neil will be furious. The Daily Po...

Independent Media Diary: Unreconstructed Wankers

  • 28 Aug 2006

Some years ago Tony Blair was overheard referring to the Scottish Press as "unreconstructed wankers". On Friday they had a chance to get their own back as Blair faced the Tartan Press hordes at an Edinburgh Hotel. Well, sort of. Blair's spin doctors have told the hacks that th...

Guardian Diary: Mo Mowlam Answered my Phone

  • 13 May 2002

Blair-faced cheek There was more than met the eye to the Blair family trip to Cornwall last summer, writes Iain Dale I wonder where Tony Blair and his family will be heading for their summer holidays this year? Last year they were forced to spend a few days in Cornwall a...