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This morning.

At Druid’s Glen Hotel in Co Wicklow.

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke at a meeting of the European People’s Party (EPP), of which Fine Gael is a member, on the issue of Brexit.

It’s like a bad D:Ream.


Suit yourselves.

Blair says hard border after Brexit would be a ‘disaster’ (RTE)

Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews


From top: Sir John Chilcot’s  reporton the Iraq war this morning; George Bush and Tony Blair in 2002


Chilcot report live: Blair sent troops to Iraq before peaceful options had been exhausted (The Guardian)



“Whatever why I’m so so missing Tony. Because he is so so charming and his clothes are so good. He has such good body and he has really really good legs Butt . . . And he is slim tall and good skin. Pierce blue eyes which I love. Love his eyes. Also I love his power on the stage . . . and what else and what else and what else . . . ”

According to Vanity Fair, this was a note written by Wendi Deng, ex-wife of Rupert Murdoch, about former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair. The note was used as evidence in the Murdochs’ divorce case last year.

Read Wendi Deng Murdoch’s Mash Note About Tony Blair: “He Has Such Good Body” (Mark Seal, Vanity Fair)

Previously: That Was Deng

Cherie: You Can’t Be Serious

Niall Carson/Photocall Ireland




Oh bubba.

Elizabeth Hurley had ‘year long affair with President Clinton – flying to White House for secret sex’ (IrishMirror)


At the George W Bush Library opening at the Southern Methodist University near Dallas yesterday . From top, l-r: Tony Blair, Condaleeza Rice, Dick Cheney and Jenna Bush; José María Aznar of Spain and Silvio Berlusconi.

The words Iraq and Afghanistan, however, never passed Mr. Bush’s lips, or those of the four other presidents who spoke.They alluded to the American wars there by praising Mr. Bush’s deep concern for wounded soldiers and the families of those killed in combat, but put aside for a day the arguments over how the wars were conducted, why they were waged and what they accomplished.

For Bush, a Day to Bask in Texas Sun (New York Times)

(Stephen Crowley/New York Times)



Not exactly.

Former British PM Tony Blair’s take on the civil war in Syria and the
tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

Iraqis would have rebelled against Saddam Hussein if there had been no invasion and it would have been “a lot worse than Syria”.
Iraqis previously “rose up in large numbers and were killed in very large numbers”, the former UK PM said. Asked if he had regrets, he said: “How can you regret removing a monster who created enormous carnage.I certainly think that if Saddam had still been in power, it’s true there would have been, probably, an uprising
amongst his people,” he said.
“But I think it would look a lot more like Syria and probably a lot worse than Syria.”


Now that‘s spin.

Blair: Iraq Uprising Would Have Been ‘Worse Than Syria’ (BBC) 


Well there goes the last shred of it.

The former prime minister was reportedly present in March last year when Murdoch’s two daughters by his third wife were baptised on the banks of the Jordan.

The information was not made public and its disclosure in an interview with Mrs Murdoch in Vogue will prove highly embarrassing for Mr Blair.

His close ties to the Murdochs could explain his reluctance to condemn the News International phone hacking scandal.

Tony Blair is godfather to Rupert Murdoch’s daughter (Telegraph)