Browsing All posts tagged under »Tony Blair«

The Secret Revolution: Tory plans for the NHS

January 23, 2011

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I tuned in to Thursday njght’s Question Time for additional reasons to usual last week, with Burnley FC defender and Professional Footballer’s Association chairman Clarke Carlisle amongst the panellists. Carlisle’s performance was assured if unremarkable on the show, where most heated debate amongst audience and panellists was over the Con-Dem government’s recently announced NHS reforms. […]

The betrayal of the Liberals

October 11, 2010

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The leadership of the Liberal Democrats must surely be bracing themselves for what promises to be a difficult few days. With Lord Browne’s review of higher education funding set to be unveiled tomorrow, it seems most people already know what he is set to propose. And these proposals look set to divide the Liberal Democrats, […]

Crunch time for Labour

September 15, 2010

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The drawn-out process of selecting a new leader of the Labour Party is almost at an end. Voting finishes a week today, and the new leader of the party will be announced at the party’s conference in Manchester on 25 September. The contest, which has gone on this long so as to allow for proper […]

Power to the people: Lewisham leftists offer new alternative

June 7, 2010

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“What there will be at some point, absolutely inevitably, is a fightback.” Ian Page sounds like he has never been more certain of anything in his life. “From the trade unions, from the communities. Because up to now, figures are just figures, and they’re bandied around by politicians. But when those massive cuts become reality, […]

Anti-war movement targets “Bliar”

February 3, 2010

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Anti-war protestors gathered outside the Chilcot inquiry to voice their displeasure at former Prime Minister Tony Blair on the day that he gave his evidence. The protests were less vociferous and less well-attended than in the past, however, with those bearing placards and chanting anti-Blair slogans heavily outnumbered by police and journalists. Those that were […]

‘Bliar’: Former PM bears brunt of protest

January 4, 2010

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Anti-war protestors gathered outside the Chilcot inquiry to voice their displeasure at former Prime Minister Tony Blair on the day that he gave his evidence. The protests were less vociferous and less well-attended than in the past, however, with those bearing placards and chanting anti-Blair slogans heavily outnumbered by police and journalists. Those that were […]

Murdoch, moguls and democracy

January 2, 2010

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The vast expanse of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire means millions of people across the world are reliant on it for their news, yet this responsibility is not one that Murdoch has ever taken seriously. My view is that the provision of news is crucial to any democracy, and therefore that the it should not be […]