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  • Tony Blair defends call for EU migration curbs

    09/10/2017 10:39:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10 September 2017
    Tony Blair has defended his call for new controls on EU migration as a cabinet minister accused him of a belated ďepiphanyĒ on the issue. The ex-PM said the UK could stay in the EU after all with new curbs in place. He claimed this would address peopleís ďgrievancesĒ without the ďsledgehammerĒ of Brexit. Critics have pointed to his Labour governmentís decision not to apply transitional controls to eastern European migrants in 2004. Mr. Blairís proposals are to ďtightenĒ existing free movement rules, including on benefit entitlement, and seek to negotiate an ďemergency brakeĒ on EU migration in certain sectors....
  • Tony Blair says Brexit must be stopped to halt harm to UK

    07/15/2017 4:47:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 15, 2017 8:08 AM EDT
    Thereís a chance Britain wonít leave the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Saturday, arguing that stopping Brexit is ďnecessaryĒ to avoid severe economic damage. In an article published by Blairís Institute for Global Change, he wrote that EU leaders might be willing to ďreform and meet us half wayĒ to keep the U.K. in the bloc. He said that might include compromise on freedom of movement ó a key EU principle that conflicts with Britainís goal of placing limits on immigration. [Ö] Blair also told Sky News that ďevery day is bringing us fresh evidenceĒ of Brexitís...
  • Conman Blair's cynical conspiracy to deceive the British people and let in 2million migrants

    06/04/2017 12:39:25 PM PDT · by libh8er · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2.26.2017 | James Slack
    Tony Blair presided over a silent conspiracy to change the face of Britain for ever with mass immigration, an explosive book reveals. He ordered his Labour government never to discuss in public the supposed Ďadvantagesí of the unprecedented influx. But behind the scenes ministers were instructed to wave tens of thousands of asylum seekers into the UK under cover of their being Ďeconomic migrantsí. Astonishingly, the minister Mr Blair put in charge of borders ruled against deporting failed claimants because it would be too Ďemotionalí. The main aim of allowing in millions of people was to make the country Ďsee...
  • Revealed: Tony Blair's secret White House summit as he launches astonishing bid to work for(tr)

    03/05/2017 7:03:24 AM PST · by RummyChick · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/4/2017 | Simon Walters
    Tony Blair has attended a secret meeting at the White House to discuss working for Donald Trump, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The former Prime Minister held talks with Trumpís son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday with a view to becoming a Middle East peace envoy for Trump. This newspaper has learned that Blair and Kushner have met three times in secret since September, including their three-hour summit in the West Wing last week. If Trump gives Blair the new role, it would mark an astonishing international comeback for the man whose reputation was left in tatters...
  • Tony Blair attended secret meeting at WH amid claims he's in discussions to become advisor to Trump

    03/04/2017 9:23:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | March 5, 2017 | Nicola Harley
    Tony Blair's spokesman has refused to be drawn on claims that the former prime minister is seeking to become US President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy. It comes as Mr Blair attended a secret meeting at the White House on Wednesday with Mr Trumpís son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is married to Mr Trumpís daughter Ivanka....
  • British man who launched ISIL suicide attack was Guantanamo Bay detainee awarded £1m compensation

    02/21/2017 3:58:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 21 February 2017 ē 7:40PM | Gordon Rayner
    A British Islamic State fighter who carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq this week is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was paid £1 million compensation by the government. Jamal al-Harith, a Muslim convert born Ronald Fiddler who detonated a car bomb at an Iraqi army base near Mosul, was released from the US detention camp in 2004 and successfully claimed compensation after saying British agents knew or were complicit in his mistreatment. He was freed following intense lobbying by Tony Blairís Labour government.Al-Harith, who used the nom de guerre Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, entered Syria via Turkey in 2014 to...
  • Brexit can be stopped, insists Tony Blair as he rules out return to frontline politics

    11/24/2016 11:19:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-24-2016 | Laura Hughes
    Britain's exit from the EU could be blocked, Tony Blair has said, as he ruled out a return to frontline politics because there is ďtoo much hostilityĒ towards him. The former Labour prime minister said he had been accused of ďtreasonĒ for suggesting that Britain keep its ďoptions openĒ over Brexit. But he insisted that voters had a right to decide they want to stay in the EU after ďscrutinisingĒ Theresa Mayís final deal with European leaders.
  • Ex-UK leader says voters should be able to reconsider Brexit [Blair]

    10/28/2016 7:01:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 2016 9:21 AM EDT
    Britainís former leader, Tony Blair, says the nationís voters should be given another chance to weigh in on whether the U.K. should leave the European Union. The former prime minister told the BBC on Friday that people are entitled to change their minds on the crucial decision. Blair says there should be some way ďeither through Parliament, or through an election, possibly through another referendum, in which people express their view.Ē Ö
  • Decorated Para facing prosecution 44 years after shooting dead an IRA killer [tr]

    07/30/2016 8:14:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/16 | Hardy
    A bloody outrage: The decorated Para facing prosecution 44 years after shooting dead an IRA killer - while the blood-soaked men of terror know they'll never face justice (thanks to Blair's squalid 'peace' deal) Soldier C faces prosecution for shooting the IRA commander Joe McCann The 65-year-old had been cleared of any wrong-doing over killing in 1972 Thought case is politically motivated and designed to appease IRA families Meanwhile, suspected IRA terrorists avoid prosecution due to Blair's deal Soldier C is a man who rarely shows emotion. Having served his country for 23 years in both the Parachute Regiment and...
  • Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser

    07/24/2016 11:28:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 23, 2009 | Tom Whitehead
    He said the final published version of the report promoted the labour market case for immigration but unpublished versions contained additional reasons, he said. He wrote: "Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural. "I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended Ė even if this wasn't its main purpose Ė to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date." The "deliberate policy", from late 2000 until "at...
  • Labour has the stench of death Ė meet the killers

    07/17/2016 10:52:10 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 17 July 2016 | Nick Cohen
    Seumas Milne remains on the staff of the Guardian and Observer while Labour pays him to work as its director of strategy. As a colleague on leave, he has the right to be treated with a gentleness journalists would not usually extend to spin doctors who do not enjoy his advantages. I therefore write with the caution of a good corporate man and the cheeriness of a co-worker when I say Milne could not do a better job of keeping the Tories in power if rogue MI5 agents had groomed him at Winchester College, signed him up at Oxford University...
  • Fox Cuts Off Former UK PM Tony Blair to Hear Trumpís Take on Brexit

    06/24/2016 7:39:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Alex Griswold
    Fox News scored quite the interview Friday morning with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to get his take on the successful British referendum to leave the European Union, but decided to cut it short to hear Donald Trump speak. Blair was the perfect guest to discuss the political and legal turmoil now facing Britain, and especially to discuss the news that Prime Minister David Cameron will be resigning in the coming months. But then Trump began speaking in Scotland, and Fox made up its mind.
  • Cruz for President Announces Endorsement of Pastor Paul Blair

    01/14/2016 8:12:35 AM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 13, 2016
    Evangelical Influencer Supports Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas ‚Äď Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Paul Blair, President of Reclaiming America for Christ and the pastor of Fairview Baptist Church.Blair was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, and spent five years in the NFL. Since 2001, he has served as the Senior Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. Pastor Blair speaks around the United States on the topics of Christian apologetics, a biblical worldview, Islam, and the nation's Christian heritage. He is also a member of the Council for National Policy.Pastor Blair was named Oklahoma's Pastor of the...
  • Support for Isis stretches 'deep into parts of Muslim societies,' says Blair (Trump 2016!)

    12/09/2015 7:45:29 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Thursday 3 December 2015 20.26 EST | Nicholas Watt
    Support for Isis stretches 'deep into parts of Muslim societies,' says Blair Former prime minister warns of large-scale terror attacks in Europe as he praises MPs for voting for airstrikes in Syria and says Isis ideology ‚Äėhas deep roots‚Äô Nicholas Watt Chief political correspondent Thursday 3 December 2015 20.26 EST Support for the propaganda of Islamic State stretches ‚Äúdeep into parts of Muslim societies‚ÄĚ, Tony Blair has said as he warned of terror attacks on a larger scale than the shootings and bombings in Paris last month unless the group and its ideology are defeated. In a speech in Washington,...
  • Former PM urged Hillary Clinton not to 'humiliate' dictator as he attempted to broker peace

    11/01/2015 6:52:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/15 | Daniel Bates
    Emails reveal Blair's fight to save Gaddafi: Former PM urged Hillary Clinton not to 'humiliate' dictator as he attempted to broker peace after eruption of civil war Extraordinary details of Tony Blair's involvement with Colonel Gaddafi's tottering Libyan regime are revealed in the latest of Hillary Clinton's emails released by the US State Department. Mr Blair repeatedly spoke to the dictator on the phone in an attempt to broker peace after civil war erupted in 2011. Mr Blair, then Middle East peace envoy, said he found the despot's right hand man 'sensible' and urged Mrs Clinton, at that time the...
  • Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has finally apologised for the Iraq War <tr>

    10/25/2015 3:49:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Simon Kent and Raheem Kassam
    The frank confession comes after 12 years in which he steadfastly refused to say sorry for the conflict, but the timing of his newfound penitence has been flagged up as perhaps yet another shrewd political move, rather than one of sorrow and conviction. Mr Blair makes his qualified admission during a TV interview about the ďhellĒ caused by his and then U.S. President George W. Bushís decision to oust dictator Saddam Hussein. He repeatedly says sorry for his conduct, and references claims that the invasion was a war ďcrimeĒ Ė while denying he committed one Ė but he said doesnít...
  • 'I'm sorry': Historic moment Tony Blair FINALLY apologises for Iraq War

    10/24/2015 8:29:04 PM PDT · by DaveinOK54 · 121 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/24/15 | Simon Walters and Glen Owen and Martin Beckford and Daniel Bates
    Tony Blair has finally said sorry for the Iraq War Ė and admitted he could be partly to blame for the rise of Islamic State. The extraordinary confession by the former Prime Minister comes after 12 years in which he refused to apologise for the conflict. Blair makes his dramatic Ďmea culpaí during a TV interview about the Ďhellí caused by his and George Bushís decision to oust Saddam Hussein. (snip)
  • 'Smoking gun' emails just released by UK Daily Mail prove Hillary a bigger liar than Tony Blair

    10/18/2015 10:06:33 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 18 October 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The UK Daily Mail is making big headlines (at the top of the Drudge Report page as I write) with its exclusive story purporting to prove that former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair was committed to war with Iraq at a time he was telling the British public that he was seeking a diplomatic solution. The email it cites came from ďa batch of secret emails held on the private server of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton which U.S. courts have forced her to reveal.Ē I think the Daily Mail has buried the lead. For one thing, the secret memo...
  • Smoking gun emails reveal Blair's 'deal in blood' with George Bush over Iraq (tr)

    10/17/2015 8:14:36 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19:49 EST, 17 October 2015 | Glen Owen and William Lowther
    A bombshell White House memo has revealed for the first time details of the Ďdeal in bloodí forged by Tony Blair and George Bush over the Iraq War. The sensational leak shows that Blair had given an unqualified pledge to sign up to the conflict a year before the invasion started. It flies in the face of the Prime Ministerís public claims at the time that he was seeking a diplomatic solution to the crisis. He told voters: ĎWeíre not proposing military actioní Ė in direct contrast to what the secret email now reveals.
  • Up to 1 Million Libyan Refugees Waiting to Board Ship for Europe.

    04/22/2015 8:47:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 21, 2015 | Richard Fernandez
    One of the more interesting aspects of this flood of human misery is that it is not entirely spontaneous. Jihadi groups are doing their best to encourage it. ... That would not be surprising. In 2004 Europe agreed to pay Muhammar Gaddafi four billion pounds a year in exchange for a promise to halt people smuggling to Europe. Experts have also drawn links between the massive rise in would-be migrants and a so-called Ďdeal in the desertí struck by Tony Blair in 2004 Ė which saw the late Muammar Gaddafi agree to crack down on human traffickers as well as...