David Cameron and Tony Blair warn foreign aid spending cuts are a ‘profound strategic mistake’

David Cameron said Boris Johnson’s rumoured plan to cut Britain’s foreign aid spending by £5billion would be a ‘moral, strategic and political’ error – while Tony Blair slammed the proposals as ‘a profound strategic mistake’. Intervention from the two former Prime Ministers follows reports that Boris Johnson was planning on slashing the £15 billion international development budget … Read more David Cameron and Tony Blair warn foreign aid spending cuts are a ‘profound strategic mistake’

David Cameron and Tony Blair warn foreign aid spending cuts are a ‘profound strategic mistake’

David Cameron said Boris Johnson’s rumoured plan to cut Britain’s foreign aid spending by £5billion would be a ‘moral, strategic and political’ error – while Tony Blair slammed the proposals as ‘a profound strategic mistake’. Intervention from the two former Prime Ministers follows reports that Boris Johnson was planning on slashing the £15 billion international development budget … Read more David Cameron and Tony Blair warn foreign aid spending cuts are a ‘profound strategic mistake’

‘Devolution was a big mistake’: Boris Johnson says handing more powers to Scotland was a ‘disaster’ 

‘Devolution was a big mistake’: Boris Johnson says handing more powers to Scotland was a ‘disaster’ Devolution has been a ‘disaster’ and biggest mistake made by Tony Blair, PM said The Prime Minister made the controversial comments in a Zoom call with MPs Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon immediately seized on the comments By Michael Blackley … Read more ‘Devolution was a big mistake’: Boris Johnson says handing more powers to Scotland was a ‘disaster’ 

‘Devolution was a big mistake’: Boris Johnson says handing more powers to Scotland was a ‘disaster’ 

‘Devolution was a big mistake’: Boris Johnson says handing more powers to Scotland was a ‘disaster’ Devolution has been a ‘disaster’ and biggest mistake made by Tony Blair, PM said The Prime Minister made the controversial comments in a Zoom call with MPs Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon immediately seized on the comments By Michael Blackley … Read more ‘Devolution was a big mistake’: Boris Johnson says handing more powers to Scotland was a ‘disaster’ 

LORD HOWARD: Here are the vital changes Boris Johnson has to make to turn disaster into triumph

No one could pretend that the events in Downing Street over the past few days have presented an edifying spectacle.  They have laid bare the strains and stresses that have bedevilled the heart of government, and have undoubtedly contributed to the missteps that have characterised its recent performance. It is difficult to imagine similar scenes … Read more LORD HOWARD: Here are the vital changes Boris Johnson has to make to turn disaster into triumph

Former pupils at Tony Blair’s old school Fettes College claim there was a ‘culture of racism’

Former pupils of Tony Blair’s old private school Fettes College have claimed there was a ‘culture of racism’ which left pupils feeling ‘dehumanised’, as they told of mock ‘slave’ auctions.  The annual ‘tradition’ is understood to have ended in 2013, but it was alleged posters would be plastered on the walls advertising a ‘sale’ at … Read more Former pupils at Tony Blair’s old school Fettes College claim there was a ‘culture of racism’

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: If lockdown goes on one day beyond December 2, it’s curtains for Boris

A week ago, we said there was a whiff of Tony Blair about the Government’s case for a second lockdown. It felt rather too much like the launch of the 2003 dodgy dossier on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, which was used to stampede the nation into the Iraq War, to the eventual regret of … Read more MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: If lockdown goes on one day beyond December 2, it’s curtains for Boris

TONY BLAIR: How we can make this the last UK’s last Covid lockdown

This national lockdown should be our last. There is an urgent responsibility to spend the next month putting in place the tools that will allow us to live alongside this virus safely and freely through the winter.  As I have discovered talking to experts around the world, Covid-19 will be with us for some years.  … Read more TONY BLAIR: How we can make this the last UK’s last Covid lockdown

TONY BLAIR: How we can make this the last UK’s last Covid lockdown

This national lockdown should be our last. There is an urgent responsibility to spend the next month putting in place the tools that will allow us to live alongside this virus safely and freely through the winter.  As I have discovered talking to experts around the world, Covid-19 will be with us for some years.  … Read more TONY BLAIR: How we can make this the last UK’s last Covid lockdown

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: This is far too grave a decision for four men to make in private

We are solemnly informed that a new and near-total lockdown is to begin on Wednesday night, and that it is wholly necessary to save us from thousands of avoidable deaths, and from the sight of coffins piled up in skating rinks. We are told, once again, that the NHS will be overwhelmed if we do not do … Read more MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: This is far too grave a decision for four men to make in private