No laughing matter: Trump’s speech threatens world order and peace | Asia Times


When US President Donald Trump began his speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, laughter erupted from the hall. “In less than two years,” Trump said, “my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the entire history of our country.” There was a pause. Then Trump continued, “America’s – so true” – but he was interrupted by laughter.

Not laughter at a joke that Trump had cracked. Nothing like that. The laughter was directed at him. “Didn’t expect that reaction,” Trump said, “but that’s OK.” There was more laughter, even raucous laughter.

 

Source: No laughing matter: Trump’s speech threatens world order and peace | Asia Times

Are Blair’s Brexit interventions about more than just rewriting his legacy? | Conservative Home


Tony Blair’s re-emergence in British political debate in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum serves as a stark reminder of how quickly history can move.

Here is a man who, just over ten years ago, looked to have recast our politics as decisively, in his own way, as had Margaret Thatcher before him. New Labour were the natural party of government, and under David Cameron the Tories were scrambling to wrest ownership of the Blairite orthodoxies from the resentful grip of Gordon Brown.

Now? Writing just after the referendum in 2016, Andrew Rawnsley offered a guided tour of the rubble of Blair’s project. He identified three “pillars of Blairism”: an ‘electable’ (moderate) Labour Party; Britain engaged with Europe; and an interventionist foreign policy. Then he wrote:

 

Source: Are Blair’s Brexit interventions about more than just rewriting his legacy? | Conservative Home

Pathological B lair – Part v


ukgovernmentwatch

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/858758/Tony-Blair-Brexit-UK-Iraq-Labour-Syria-Middle-East-EU-Jean-Claude-Juncker

aztec
Not sure if the this guy and corboyn were in with the I.A.R. as well ?.

Redhawk
Tony Bliar = Big Brother in 1984,Ministry of Truth,Double speak the whole works of 1984.

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Pathological Blair – Part ii


ukgovernmentwatch

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/858758/Tony-Blair-Brexit-UK-Iraq-Labour-Syria-Middle-East-EU-Jean-Claude-Juncker

nosurrender2eussr – > B N J O
if Blair had cared – he wouldn’t have tried to sneak all our Dead service personnel back into Britain through the quiet back-door of Royal Wootton Bassett.
that’s why it became “Royal” Wootton Bassett – because of the homecomings they held In Honour of Blair’s Dead.
that’s why I’m convinced the Queen hates Blair’s guts. 🙂

freeal
They knew they were going to war a year before they actually went in.  Just waiting for the nod from the Bush Gangsters and to also find an excuse – Any excuse. They planned to invade around five countries in the middle east. Then Bush gave himself and Blair a pardon. //// USA have heavy artillery in Syria yet again building up for something latest reports state .

macj02 – > freeal
yes and we know where the chemical weapons came from …….and it wasn’t…

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Tony Blair: Iraq war prosecution attempt goes back to court


Hoping for a just outcome in that Blair should be brought before the courts to be held to account.

ukgovernmentwatch

”On Tuesday the high court will consider arguments for reversing that ban and for keeping it.

The attorney general, the government’s top law officer, wants the ban upheld and also to join the case.

The current controversy revolves around Blair’s decision when prime minister to take Britain into the invasion of Iraq in 2003, which was led by the United States and sparked huge opposition.”

”The lawyers behind the private prosecution attempt include Michael Mansfield QC and Imran Khan, who fought a long battle for justice for the family of Stephen Lawrence.” https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/16/tony-blair-iraq-war-prosecution-attempt-goes-back-to-court?CMP=share_btn_fb

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Now all news is “fake news”: The right’s war against truth goes back long before 9/11 – Salon.com


Donald Trump and his media allies have convinced millions of Americans that there’s no such thing as the truth

Source: Now all news is “fake news”: The right’s war against truth goes back long before 9/11 – Salon.com

Tony Blair – not wanted nor needed – AOL News UK


Former prime minister Tony Blair is deluding himself if he believes he has support for a comeback in British politics, according to a new poll. Mr Blair, who led the Labour Party in government from 1997 to 2008, is said to be critical of both Prime

Source: Tony Blair – not wanted nor needed – AOL News UK

Five things you may have missed about the Chilcot inquiry | Louise Kettle | Opinion | The Guardian


Much of the furore surrounding the Iraq war report focused on the failings of Tony Blair. But there were other, crucial findings that shouldn’t be ignored

Source: Five things you may have missed about the Chilcot inquiry | Louise Kettle | Opinion | The Guardian

Have serving MPs from the Cabinet of 2003 the moral right to represent their constituents following such poor judgement and its consequences?


Political Concern

An article on a Jamaican blog ends: “As we digest the contents and impact of Chilcot’s report, I am reminded of the late Brian Haw (1949-2011) who lived in front of the Houses of Parliament for almost 10 years protesting against the Iraq War”.

brian haw

The late Brian Haw

African Herbsman writes: “One of the sad aspects of the Chilcot report is that most of its contents was known at the time leading up to the Iraq War in 2003, through Whitehall & various media sources – e.g. Govt leaks, Private Eye magazine and documentaries made by Panorama and Dispatches”. He continues:

“That is why –  with the exception of the late Robin Cook – Tony Blair’s cabinet of 2002-3 must also shoulder blame for their support for the war. Former cabinet ministers such as Jack Straw, Jack Cunningham, David Blunkett, Margaret Beckett, Stephen Byers, Geoff Hoon and Deputy PM John Prescott…

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Blair denies lying as inquiry damns handling of Iraq War | Reuters


British Prime Minister Tony Blair told U.S. President George W. Bush eight months before the 2003 invasion of Iraq “I will be with you, whatever”, and relied on flawed intelligence and unsatisfactory legal advice, a seven-year inquiry concluded on Wednesday.

Source: Blair denies lying as inquiry damns handling of Iraq War | Reuters