Articles tagged Tony Blair:

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...

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...

Manuscript: Tony Blair's New Labour Joke Book

  • 2 Feb 1999

  Tony Blair’s New Labour Joke Book     Compiled by Iain Dale & John Simmons                                 The word "politics" is derived from the words "poly" meaning many, and the word "tics" meaning bl...

Manuscript: The Blair Necessities

  • 9 Sep 1998

The Blair Necessities, edited by Iain Dale was published by Robson Books in 1998.   The Blair Necessities   The Tony Blair Book of Quotations     **************** (NEW PAGE)   This book is dedicated to my parents, Jane & Garry Dale   ...