Blair – the tired/tiring record

July 2014 One of the attractions for Blair in working with the United Arab Emirates and al-Sisi is apparently that the latter two have turned against the Muslim Brotherhood. Blair is a profound Islamophobe and hates the Muslim religious Right, even though he has been perfectly happy to shill for the Christian religious Right. Al-Sisi…

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WoT and the deeper malaise

                    John Naughton in the Observer, 29 December 2013:”…The ‘war’ on terror is …a rhetorical device aimed at engineering consent for a particular political strategy. But it was enough to provide legislative cover for the acquisition by the US intelligence-gathering agencies of warlike powers, which included…

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Blair fails to impress Malaysians

Ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair was in a for a rude shock on his recent foray in South East Asia. ….Not this time the applause from admiring Republican US audiences. Rather pointed questions from Malaysiaís distinguished academics and lawyers. Professor Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, vice-chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia was surgical in dismantling the Blair mystique. Writing about…

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Cambridge Conference : slow clapping please!

On 4th & 5th June Blair is a keynote speaker at a University of Cambridge Conference ‘Islam and Muslims in the World today‘. it seems that our Foreign Office has decided the programme and attendees. A sarcastic Mr Chaudhry wrote in to ask for more information…. Dear Sirs, I was wondering why no British Muslims…

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Tony Blair’s authoritarian discourse

On 8th December the Prime Minister delivered a major speech on ‘The Duty to Integrate: Shared British Values’. Mr Blair please note  you cannot create cohesion at home, and conflict overseas. Considering it followed recent reports of British Jews fighting in an illegal army of occupation (The Guardian, 5 December) and the Protestant Michael Stone…

Tony Blair’s humbug

While in office, Tony Blair came up with bizarre statements about the great conspiracy against ‘the West’. Now out of office, this fiction writing remains a convenient smokescreen to deflect attention from his crimes against humanity…he rang rings round supine cabinet colleagues and ministers (with some notable exceptions like Robin Cook and John Denham) with…

Ticking off time

Both the Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and the Pope have had to say: enough is enough…. Tony Blair, during PM’s Question Time in Parliament: “…It is rather important that the Government of Venezuela realize that if they want to be respected members of the international community, they should abide by the rules of the international…