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  • Tony Blair Says He Thought Invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq were ‘Right Thing’ to Do

    03/06/2022 8:09:37 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/06/2022 | Peter Caddle
    Former prime minister Sir Tony Blair has said in an interview that he thought his invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq were the “right thing” to do at the time. Blair, who served as Prime Minister from 1997 to 2007, seemingly attempted to justify his controversial role in the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq by saying that, at the time, he thought it was the “right thing” to do.
  • Tony Blair: Govt Should Vaccinate ‘Nursery’ Age Children and Impose Vax Passes to Prevent Another Lockdown

    09/19/2021 12:03:54 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2021 | Kurt Zindulka
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said that the British government should begin vaccinating nursery age children and begin imposing vaccine passports in order to supposedly prevent another lockdown in the winter.
  • Blair brands Biden's decision to quit Afghanistan 'imbecilic'

    08/25/2021 11:27:39 AM PDT · by Humane1 · 42 replies
    Daily Mail online ^ | Aug 22, 2021 | Jack Wright For Mailonline
    Blair brands Biden's decision to quit Afghanistan 'imbecilic' Britain loses patience with Sleepy Joe: Tony Blair brands Biden's decision to quit Afghanistan 'imbecilic' amid claims Boris remarked 'we would be better off with Trump'
  • Afghanistan: Tony Blair Says withdrawal was driven by imbecilic slogan

    08/22/2021 4:54:29 PM PDT · by AZJeep · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | 08/22/2021 | By George Bowden & Lauren Turner
    The US withdrawal from Afghanistan was wrong and based on an "imbecilic" slogan, former PM Tony Blair has said. He described the decision to withdraw troops from the country as "tragic, dangerous and unnecessary". Mr Blair, who sent troops into Afghanistan 20 years ago, said UK involvement in Afghanistan was not a "hopeless endeavour" despite the Taliban takeover. And the sacrifice made by British troops "was not in vain", he added. Mr Blair said achievements in the country over the past 20 years - including a generation growing up without Taliban rule - was a "good cause" that "matters today,...
  • ‘Imbecilic’: Ex-UK leader Tony Blair slams Afghan withdrawal

    08/22/2021 3:56:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 22, 2021 | By PAN PYLAS
    LONDON — Tony Blair, the British prime minister who deployed troops to Afghanistan 20 years ago after the 9/11 attacks, says the U.S. decision to withdraw from the country has “every Jihadist group round the world cheering.” In a lengthy essay posted on his website late Saturday, Blair said the sudden and chaotic pullout that allowed the Taliban to reclaim power undermined everything that had been achieved in Afghanistan. “The abandonment of Afghanistan and its people is tragic, dangerous, unnecessary, not in their interests and not in ours,” said Blair. “The world is now uncertain of where the West stands...
  • ‘Treat Vaccinated People Differently’ to Avoid Quarantine ‘Pingdemic’, Says Blair

    07/19/2021 6:11:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/19/2021 | Victoria Freidman
    Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair has again called for the unvaccinated to be treated differently to the vaccinated, this time saying those who have had the shot should have a quicker process of exiting quarantine to mitigate against a “pingdemic”. Despite Monday the 19th of July being touted as the long-awaited ‘Freedom Day’, where most restrictions have been lifted in England, there remains the order for all Britons to self-isolate if ordered to do so by through Nation Health Service (NHS) Covid Test and Trace app, which alerts users if they have been in contact with someone who has...
  • Two Tiered Society: Tony Blair Calls for Only Vaccinated People to Get More Freedom

    06/07/2021 3:11:59 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 47 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6 Jun 2021 | KURT ZINDULKA
    It is “time to distinguish” between the freedoms afforded to those who have been vaccinated against the Chinese coronavirus and those who haven’t, said former British prime minister Tony Blair. A report from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change argues for the adoption of a global vaccine passport that would afford people more freedom if they have received a vaccine for the Chinese coronavirus. “The health pass needs to be usable both by national border authorities and other organisations within countries. It should also include the ability to demonstrate time-restricted testing status for those who aren’t able to be...
  • TONY BLAIR: The world needs to agree a form of Covid passport

    02/14/2021 1:09:59 AM PST · by RandFan · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb 14 | By TONY BLAIR
    It is increasingly obvious that other countries feel the same. There is already a host of initiatives starting around the world with this aim in mind. My Institute for Global Change is involved in many of them, including the CommonPass initiative from the World Economic Forum. Individual countries such as Greece, which is conscious of the huge impact of Covid on its tourist industry, are calling for global agreement on the issue. The African Union has started its own preparations. The airline and tourism industries are among those most anxious for such a passport. Tourism accounts for roughly ten per...
  • Tony Blair Pushes Boris to Create Global Coronavirus Vaccine Passport at G7

    01/28/2021 9:23:52 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/28/2021 | Jack Montgomery
    Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair is pushing Boris Johnson to use British leadership of the G7 to create a global vaccine passport. “The UK faces a choice: lead or be led,” insists a new report from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, established by the Iraq War architect after he stepped away from electoral politics.
  • Tony Blair Advising British Govt on Vaccinations, Pushes for ‘COVID Passes

    01/12/2021 5:46:20 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/12/2021 | Kurt Zindulka
    The former leader of the Labour Party and ex-prime minister, Tony Blair, has reportedly been advising UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock on the country’s vaccination response. Thirteen years after leaving government, Mr Blair has made a “comeback” of sorts on the back of the Chinese coronavirus crisis.
  • A Rhodes-style China scholarship - ($300 Million)

    04/21/2013 8:00:05 PM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    The Hindu ^ | April 22, 2013 | Keith Bradsher
    The private-equity tycoon Stephen A. Schwarzman, backed by an array of mostly western blue-chip companies with interests in China, is creating a $300 million scholarship for study in China that he hopes will rival the Rhodes scholarship in prestige and influence. The programme, whose endowment represents one of the largest single gifts to education in the world and one of the largest philanthropic gifts ever in China, was announced by Mr. Schwarzman in Beijing on Sunday. The Schwarzman Scholars programme will pay all expenses for 200 students each year from around the world for a one-year master’s programme at Tsinghua...
  • David Cameron leads former PMs attacking 'mistake' of scrapping DfID — as Boris Johnson says combining it with Foreign Office will end UK being used as 'giant cashpoint in the sky' [Department for International Development]

    06/16/2020 3:31:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:36 EDT, 16 June 2020 | David Wilcock
    Former Conservative prime minister David Cameron lashed out at Boris Johnson today, branding his decision to axe the UK’s foreign aid department a “mistake”. In what is believed to be his first policy intervention since quitting in 2016. ex-premier Mr. Cameron joined his Labour predecessors to criticize Mr. Johnson’s decision to scrap the Department for International Development. The Prime Minister told MPs in the Commons today it will be merged into the Foreign Office to create the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, in a bid to “maximize British influence” overseas. He said the move would “unite our aid with our...
  • Legally Blonde and Cruel Intentions star Selma Blair reveals her multiple sclerosis diagnosis

    10/21/2018 8:23:25 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Digital Spy ^ | October 21, 2018 | Susannah Alexander
    Selma Blair has revealed that she has recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The actress, who is known for film roles including Cecile in Cruel Intentions and Vivian in Legally Blonde, shared the news in an Instagram post – having quit Twitter over the summer – in which she praised her family, friends and colleagues for their support. Posting a photo of herself at a costume fitting for new Netflix sci-fi show Another Life, she wrote: "The brilliant costumer #Allisaswanson not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflixshow , but she carefully gets my legs in...
  • UK's Tony Blair argues voters deserve another say on Brexit

    01/04/2018 10:50:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2018 6:55 AM EST | Gregory Katz
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is pressing his long-held view that voters should be given a chance to re-think Brexit once plans for Britain’s departure from the European Union are clear. Blair said Thursday that the Labour Party he led for 13 years should be actively challenging Brexit rather than going along with plans laid out by Prime Minister Theresa May and her Conservative Party allies. May’s government is negotiating exit plans and the outlines of a new trade relationship with the EU with an eye toward departing the bloc by a March 2019 deadline. Blair and other opponents...
  • Tony Blair indicates stopping Brexit more important than Labour election win in UK

    12/16/2017 7:54:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 03:55 pm
    Stopping Brexit is a more important priority than Labour winning the next election in Britain, former British prime minister Tony Blair suggested as he criticized the party’s strategy under Jeremy Corbyn. The ex-premier said Labour was “in the same position as the Tories” on Brexit, but if it came out in opposition to leaving the European Union, it would not only “be saying what’s right”, it would also expose the divisions within the Conservative ranks. Mr. Blair said he believed that “stopping Brexit is the route to win power” for Labour, and rejected the suggestion that accepting the result of...
  • 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....
  • 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
    There’s a chance Britain won’t leave the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Saturday, arguing that stopping Brexit is “necessary” to avoid severe economic damage. In an article published by Blair’s Institute for Global Change, he wrote that EU leaders might be willing to “reform and meet us half way” to keep the U.K. in the bloc. He said that might include compromise on freedom of movement — a key EU principle that conflicts with Britain’s goal of placing limits on immigration. […] Blair also told Sky News that “every day is bringing us fresh evidence” of Brexit’s...
  • 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 ‘advantages’ 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 ‘economic migrants’. Astonishingly, the minister Mr Blair put in charge of borders ruled against deporting failed claimants because it would be too ‘emotional’. The main aim of allowing in millions of people was to make the country ‘see...
  • 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....