Tony Blair

Tony Blair, back for a day

April 24, 2014

Much has changed since Tony Blair left office in 2007. But one thing remains the same — the clear thinking and vital analysis he offers of the biggest threat facing the West. It is a fantasy to imagine that extremist Islam is no longer the force it once was. As the former Prime Minister says, we need to remember who and what we are up against — and stick to that fight.

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Tony Blair: Islamism is the biggest challenge

By Orlando Radice, April 24, 2014

Quartet Middle East envoy Tony Blair has accused the West of failing to recognise the scale of the dangers posed by radical Islam.

Speaking in London in Wednesday, Mr Blair said that an extremist version of Islam is driving the turmoil in the Middle East, which is now the world’s biggest security challenge.

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Finding nuance in religious debate? I’ve got quite a job

By Martin Bright, January 24, 2014

We all have our dream jobs, and editing a publication analysing the role of religion in conflicts around the world is mine.

I never imagined for a moment anyone would offer me the role, so I was delighted to be approached by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation to work on a new website on religion and globalisation.

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What Tony Blair is doing in the Middle East

By Toby Greene, October 14, 2013

What has Tony Blair ever done for peace?

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Tutu and a badly slipping halo

By Daniel Finkelstein, September 7, 2012

"If you like the president's politics, you probably like his voice and appearance as well". So writes social psychologist Daniel Kahneman in his wonderful book Thinking Fast and Slow. The Nobel laureate used the example to introduce his readers to the "Halo Effect".

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Blair and Boris praise faiths unity

By Jessica Elgot, November 24, 2011

Boris Johnson and Tony Blair have lauded the interfaith aspect of Mitzvah Day.

Mitzvah Day marks the start of the national Interfaith Week and Mr Blair praised the notion of "Jews working with Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Baha'is to go out into their communities to help clean up the area".

Mr Johnson said such co-operation was a "fantastic example of what can happen when people put

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Cherie's guru Caplin wins libel payout

By Jennifer Lipman, November 1, 2011

Cherie Blair's former lifestyle guru has won a sizeable payout in her libel case against the Daily Mail.

Carole Caplin launched legal action against Associated Newspapers following the publication of an article that suggested she would spill the beans on the Blairs' bedroom secrets .

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Blair not flavour of Palestine's week

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 6, 2011

The Palestinian Authority is furious with former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, the Mideast envoy of the international Quartet, for applying diplomatic pressure on President Mahmoud Abbas not to seek recognition of a Palestinian state at the UN.

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Israel resigned to Palestinian success

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 8, 2011

Last-ditch diplomatic attempts this week to convince the Palestinian leadership to postpone its plan to receive United Nations recognition of an independent state are not expected to succeed.

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Tzedek spreads the word with Blair cash

By Jessica Elgot, August 18, 2011

International development charity Tzedek has been awarded a £50,000 grant by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation to fund two non-Jewish Faith Fellow interns.

Oxford theology graduate Charlotte Flowers, 21 - a Christian from Dudley - and Manchester Muslim youth worker Maryam Duale, 24, will join the charity for a year as part of the Faith Act Fellowship.

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