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  • Tony Blair calls for Brexit to be delayed and warns populism could drag Europe back to 1930s

    06/26/2018 6:09:10 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 36 replies
    Sky News ^ | 26 June 2018 | Jon Craig
    Tony Blair is plunging himself into a fresh Brexit row by urging the government to postpone the date when Britain leaves the European Union. In another major intervention, the former prime minister and pro-Remain cheerleader will repeat his call for another referendum - on the terms of the Brexit deal.
  • OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S GUINEA MINING DEAL HURTS AMERICAN BUSINESSES

    07/02/2012 12:02:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    human events ^ | july 2, 2012 | Robert Maginnis
    A secret business deal between the government of Guinea and a multinational firm with a U.S. partner aided by the Obama administration’s wrongheaded foreign policy could cost American businesses billions. Congress ought to investigate to protect American investors, expose any political shenanigans and prosecute the guilty. The London Sunday Times first cracked the story June 3 of the secret $25 million loan between an offshore company, Palladino Capital 2, and the cash-strapped West African country. The funds, according to the loan agreement, were to finance the start-up of Guinea’s state mining company, Heritage, but the cash allegedly disappeared and the...
  • Former British MP Blair to Merkel: Please Do 'Everything Possible' to Reverse Brexit

    04/07/2018 11:33:51 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-07-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on Germany's Angela Merkel to do "everything possible" to reverse Brexit and keep Britain part of the European Union. "It would be a mistake of historic proportions if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union," Blair told Business Insider Deutschland. "Even Europe -- especially Germany -- has a lot to lose," he went on to say. "It is in all our interests to maintain barrier-free trade across the continent and to hold liberal democracies together in times when authoritarian structures are resurgent." And so, he argued, "Germany should do everything possible to...
  • Tony Blair: Wolff book claims “a complete fabrication”

    01/05/2018 2:10:25 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 5,2017 | Ed Morrissey
    The White House got some help last night in fending off Michael Wolff’s dishy, gossipy book on Donald Trump — Tony Blair. The former prime minister blasted Wolff’s reporting as “a complete fabrication” on a claim made that Blair warned about British intelligence surveilling the Trump campaign. Blair expressed consternation that the uncorroborated allegations in Fire and Fury have been embraced so unquestioningly: Speaking of unexpected sources, the best White House response to Wolff comes from the spokesperson who got run out of the West Wing months ago. Sean Spicer calmly dissects the credibility issues in this appearance on ABC’s...
  • Tony Blair re-elected to Socialist International post amid protests

    10/29/2003 10:25:12 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 3 replies · 40+ views
    AFP ^ | October 29, 2003 | AFP
    Blair re-elected to Socialist International post amid protests SAO PAULO (AFP) - Prime Minister Tony Blair (news - web sites) was re-elected vice president of the Socialist International, drawing protests from delegates who said his support of the US-led war in Iraq (news - web sites) made him ineligible. Socialist parties in Argentina, Chile, Panama, Mexico and Nicaragua sought to derail the re-election of Britain's Labour Party leader. "It is necessary to make a distinction between the Labour party and its place in history and the leadership of Tony Blair, which has been so horrible for world peace," said Hernan...
  • Tony Blair confirms he is working to reverse Brexit

    12/03/2017 8:59:05 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec. 3, 2017 | staff
    Tony Blair has confirmed that he is trying to reverse Brexit, arguing that voters deserve a second referendum because the “Ł350 per week for the NHS” promise has now been exposed as untrue. [snip] “When the facts change, I think people are entitled to change their mind,” said Blair, who has always been a strong opponent of Brexit but who has rarely been so explicit about being on a personal mission to stop it happening. Asked if his purpose in relation to Brexit was to reverse it, Blair replied: “Yes, exactly so.” [snip] Blair rejected the argument that he was...
  • 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 “epiphany” 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 people’s “grievances” without the “sledgehammer” of Brexit. Critics have pointed to his Labour government’s decision not to apply transitional controls to eastern European migrants in 2004. Mr. Blair’s proposals are to “tighten” existing free movement rules, including on benefit entitlement, and seek to negotiate an “emergency brake” on EU migration in certain sectors....
  • George Schultz, Meg Whitman's Campaign Co-Chairman, Clashes With Her On Global Warming

    08/03/2010 3:57:45 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 28 replies · 38+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 2, 2010 | George Skelton
    Former U.S. secretary of State George P. Shultz believes it's crucial to fight global warming to protect national security. Global warming is created by burning fossil fuel, he says, and payments for foreign oil sometimes wind up financing terrorism. And Shultz, who's also a former Treasury secretary, thinks the nation suffers an "economic vulnerability" because of its oil addiction. "While we have benefited from low-priced energy," he says, "we've also suffered from periodic spikes in the price of oil. Usually recessions go along with it." Moreover, continues the man who set up the Environmental Protection Agency four decades ago, "There's...
  • 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 Trump’s 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 Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is married to Mr Trump’s daughter Ivanka....
  • Why Tony Blair is WRONG: New poll finds Britons just want to GET ON with Brexit

    02/24/2017 10:14:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    UK Daily Express ^ | 02/24/2017 | Alison Little
    The ex-prime minister’s call for pro-Europeans to “rise up” came as a poll found the vast majority of voters wanted politicians to get on with quitting. Mr Blair’s arrogant speech sparked outrage and even some Remain supporters were aghast at his bid to reverse June’s historic decision to leave the European Union. Respected pollsters ICM revealed that 68 per cent of voters now agreed the Government should “get on with implementing the result of the referendum... and in doing so take back control of our borders, laws, money and trade”. That was up from 54 per cent in December when...
  • Tony Blair to tell Brexit critics: It's 'time to rise up'

    02/16/2017 5:47:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Sky News ^ | 2/16/17 | Jon Craig
    Tony Blair is set to provoke a furious political row by calling on opponents of Brexit to "rise up" and persuade voters to change their mind about leaving the EU. In a rallying cry to pro-EU MPs and peers, the former Prime Minister will accuse Theresa May of pursuing Brexit "at any cost" and warn it could lead to Scottish independence. Mr Blair, who wants a second referendum and has pledged to campaign to keep the UK in the EU, will deliver his latest attack on Brexit in a powerful speech to Remain supporters. His speech will also been seen...
  • John Major: case for second Brexit referendum is credible

    11/25/2016 3:55:50 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/25/16 | Peter Walker
    Sir John Major has become the second former prime minister within 24 hours to question the Brexit process, saying in a speech that there is a “perfectly credible” case for a second referendum on leaving the EU. Speaking shortly after Tony Blair argued in an interview that Brexit could be reversed if the public changed its mind, Major said that the 48% of voters who wanted to remain should not be subject to the “tyranny of the majority”. The former Conservative prime minister said at a private dinner that the opinions of remain voters should also be heard in the...
  • 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 “too much hostility” towards him. The former Labour prime minister said he had been accused of “treason” for suggesting that Britain keep its “options open” over Brexit. But he insisted that voters had a right to decide they want to stay in the EU after “scrutinising” Theresa May’s final deal with European leaders.
  • Fox Cuts Off Former UK PM Tony Blair to Hear Trump’s 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.
  • SKY News Calls It Briexit! (This is a victory for Trump as well)

    06/23/2016 8:44:21 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 41 replies
    SKY News
    Just called it for OUT. This is a rejection pf all Obama and Hillary hold so dear. Plus, with the pre-election polls showing Remain winning, it again shows how the "silent majority" have again been heard at polls. Many MOR voters will not tell pollsters they will vote Trump, but they willQ
  • Tony Blair Accused Of Conspiracy Of Silence To Flood Britain With Two Million Migrants

    02/28/2016 10:19:17 AM PST · by ruination · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 28, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    A new biography of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is to make a series of claims about his time in office including revelations on his handling of the Iraq War, his business dealings, and immigration policy. Tom Bower’s Broken Vows: Tony Blair – the Tragedy of Power, which is presently being serialised in the Daily Mail states Mr. Blair presided over a “silent conspiracy” to flood the United Kindgom with migrants, ordering his ministers to not discuss the subject in public.
  • Tony Blair: Modern Politics 'Unnerving' to Political Veterans

    02/25/2016 11:45:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Newsmaxi ^ | Thursday, 25 Feb 2016 01:10 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    There is a strain in today's politics that unnerves people who thought they understood the political world, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Thursday. However, he refused to draw a straight line between British Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders. "Obviously I didn't support Jeremy Corbyn ... but he did get elected by the party membership, so it's not as if he's got no support," Blair told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "What there is today are these great insurgent movements around individuals that gather immense momentum, carry people along with them." ...
  • Understanding the Caliphate Curve

    01/21/2016 12:16:21 PM PST · by Twotone · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Jan. 21, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    A report by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation found that the Syrian rebels were mostly Islamic Jihadists and that even if ISIS were defeated there were 15 other groups sharing its worldview that were ready to take its place.
  • 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 ‘has deep roots’ Nicholas Watt Chief political correspondent Thursday 3 December 2015 20.26 EST Support for the propaganda of Islamic State stretches “deep into parts of Muslim societies”, 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,...