About: Tony Blair Archives

  • Blair steps down as Middle East envoy

    News | Med & South 28-05-2015

    Former British premier Tony Blair is standing down as the Quartet representative in the Middle East, the organisation said yesterday (27 May), after eight years of struggling to break ground in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • EU referendum would cause chaos, says Blair

    News | Brexit 08-04-2015

    A referendum on EU membership would lead to chaos and uncertainty, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said today, accusing David Cameron of trading the UK’s national interest for political advantage.

  • Blair: The case for Europe is power, not peace

    Opinion | Social Europe & Jobs 03-06-2014

    In an increasingly multipolar world, in which GDP and population will increasingly be correlated, the rationale for Europe is stronger than ever. Together, Europe’s peoples can wield genuine influence, writes Tony Blair.

  • Blair gives Cameron advice on Europe, denies interest in EU job

    News | Brexit 03-06-2014

    Tony Blair on Monday (2 June) offered British Prime Minister David Cameron indirect advice on renegotiating Britain's ties with the European Union, but ruled himself out as a candidate to become the next European Council president.

  • European Commission on UK’s decision to delay strike against Syria

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 29-08-2013

    Prime Minister David Cameron was forced yesterday (28 August) to push back his plans for an imminent military strike against Syria in a humiliating climb-down for Britain's leader after coming under fierce domestic and international pressure.
    Just a day after recalling Britain's parliament to vote on how to respond to Syria's suspected use of chemical weapons, Cameron was ambushed when the opposition Labour party said it wanted greater parliamentary scrutiny and rebel lawmakers in his own ruling Conservative party said they would oppose him.

  • Cameron, allies forced to delay strike against Syria

    News | Global Europe 29-08-2013

    Prime Minister David Cameron was forced yesterday (28 August) to push back his plans for an imminent military strike against Syria in a humiliating climb-down for Britain's leader after coming under fierce domestic and international pressure.

  • Blair calls for directly elected European president, referendum

    News | Brexit 31-10-2012

    A directly elected president could govern a multi-speed Europe and tackle the democratic deficit that would arise from closer economic and political integration, Tony Blair said this week, calling for a "grand bargain" on Europe that should be put to "direct popular consent".

  • Blair ‘worried’ UK will exit the EU via a referendum

    News | Brexit 10-08-2012

    Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is “deeply worried” that Britain could decide by referendum to leave the EU, he told Germany’s Die Zeit newspaper in an interview.

  • Miliband brothers in running to lead UK’s Labour Party

    News | Brexit 24-09-2010

    Britain's Labour Party elects a new leader this weekend, with two brothers symbolising the choice the party must make between sticking to a centrist course or edging to the left after losing power this year.

  • Obama ends Iraq war amid low-key atmosphere

    News | Brexit 01-09-2010

    No public festivities in the US and no statements from the EU – so far. The announcement by the White House of the end of the Iraq war, which took the lives of more than 4,700 coalition troops - including many Europeans - came amid a muted atmosphere.