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International Business Times
Tony Blair voices centrism worries after Brexit vote and Donald Trump's risecomes after Ed Miliband oversaw Labour lose 26 seats at the general election. T
Tony Blair voices centrism worries after Brexit vote and Donald Trump's rise
International Business Times / Posted 6 hours ago
comes after Ed Miliband oversaw Labour lose 26 seats at the general election. The centre-left party was last in power under Gordon Brown in 2010. "The British people were lied to by the Leave campaign – they deserve to have a say on whatever exit... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Former BBC Boss Say Firing Jeremy Clarkson From ‘Top Gear’ Was a Mistakewhat you say: I won’t,'” he revealed. “I said: ‘Er, why would I want you to ap
Former BBC Boss Say Firing Jeremy Clarkson From ‘Top Gear’ Was a Mistake
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 22 hours ago
what you say: I won’t,'” he revealed. “I said: ‘Er, why would I want you to apologise?’ He told me that he’d just called Gordon Brown, who was then prime minister, “a one-eyed Scottish idiot” and a ‘c—‘. We agreed that he would apologise for... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Jeremy Corbyn and Richard Branson go to war over traingateprivatisation as Prime Minister. This includes ending costly Private Finance In
Jeremy Corbyn and Richard Branson go to war over traingate
Daily Mirror / Posted 23 hours ago
privatisation as Prime Minister. This includes ending costly Private Finance Initiative contracts used by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to build new hospitals. He will say in a speech: “The Tories have run our treasured National Health Service... Read more
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Scotsman
Scott Macnab: Are the Labours of Kezia Dugdale in vain?happened in May’s Holyrood election when Kezia Dugdale was beaten into third pl
Scott Macnab: Are the Labours of Kezia Dugdale in vain?
Scotsman / Posted 23 hours ago
happened in May’s Holyrood election when Kezia Dugdale was beaten into third place by Ruth Davidson’s Tories. When Gordon Brown steps back into the political spotlight at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this weekend, he will... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Former BBC Boss Say Firing Jeremy Clarkson From ‘Top Gear’ Was a Mistakewhat you say: I won’t,'” he revealed. “I said: ‘Er, why would I want you to ap
Former BBC Boss Say Firing Jeremy Clarkson From ‘Top Gear’ Was a Mistake
Houston Chronicle / Posted yesterday
what you say: I won’t,'” he revealed. “I said: ‘Er, why would I want you to apologise?’ He told me that he’d just called Gordon Brown, who was then prime minister, “a one-eyed Scottish idiot” and a ‘c—‘. We agreed that he would apologise for... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Owen Smith pledges more power for Labour Party membersas well as new "citizens' assemblies". Mr Smith appeared to criticise the Labo
Owen Smith pledges more power for Labour Party members
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 2 days ago
as well as new "citizens' assemblies". Mr Smith appeared to criticise the Labour governments led by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown as he said the party must never return to having "two blokes at the top of the party talking down to the rest of... Read more
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The News and Star
Owen Smith pledges more power for Labour Party membersas well as new "citizens' assemblies". Mr Smith appeared to criticise the Labo
Owen Smith pledges more power for Labour Party members
The News and Star / Posted 2 days ago
as well as new "citizens' assemblies". Mr Smith appeared to criticise the Labour governments led by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown as he said the party must never return to having "two blokes at the top of the party talking down to the rest of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Ex-actor and campaigner Brian Rix dies after battle with illnessson of a successful shipowner father and a mother who was a producer of amateur
Ex-actor and campaigner Brian Rix dies after battle with illness
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
son of a successful shipowner father and a mother who was a producer of amateur dramatics. Lord Rix with Prime Minister Gordon Brown (Lewis Whyld/PA) He joined a touring company as a trainee actor at 18 and made his first West End appearance in... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Ex-actor and campaigner Lord Brian Rix dies after battle with illnessson of a successful shipowner father and a mother who was a producer of amateur
Ex-actor and campaigner Lord Brian Rix dies after battle with illness
Irish Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
son of a successful shipowner father and a mother who was a producer of amateur dramatics. Lord Rix with Prime Minister Gordon Brown (Lewis Whyld/PA) He joined a touring company as a trainee actor at 18 and made his first West End appearance in... Read more
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heraldscotland
More than 1,000 Labour councillors cite second indyrefwar when you don't stand up to bullies,” he told the PoliticsHome website. Mea
More than 1,000 Labour councillors cite second indyref
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
war when you don't stand up to bullies,” he told the PoliticsHome website. Meanwhile, Paul Sinclair, a former adviser to Gordon Brown and ex-Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont, attacked what he described as the ”desperately self-indulgent” team... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Dirk Bezemer and Michael Hudson: Finance is Not the Economymacroeconomists asserting that “The State of Macro[economics] is Good” (Blancha
Dirk Bezemer and Michael Hudson: Finance is Not the Economy
Naked Capitalism / Posted 5 days ago
macroeconomists asserting that “The State of Macro[economics] is Good” (Blanchard 2008, 1). Oliver Blanchard, Ben Bernanke, Gordon Brown, and others credited their own monetary policies for the remarkably low inflation and stable growth of what they... Read more
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Contractor UK
IR35 reform plan: last chance for you to help stop itchair of the REC’s Tech Sector committee Les Berridge, of IT contractor jobs sp
IR35 reform plan: last chance for you to help stop it
Contractor UK / Posted 6 days ago
chair of the REC’s Tech Sector committee Les Berridge, of IT contractor jobs specialist Networkers. IR35 was initiated by Gordon Brown in 1999 primarily in an attempt to stop unscrupulous employers avoid paying ENICs by forcing people such as... Read more
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The New Statesman
The New Statesman Cover | Corbyn's revengeslot, is it?” he asked dryly. Showing up politicians as the geeks they are is
The New Statesman Cover | Corbyn's revenge
The New Statesman / Posted 7 days ago
slot, is it?” he asked dryly. Showing up politicians as the geeks they are is a favourite media sport. Who can forget when Gordon Brown was forced to talk about his passion for the Artic Monkeys? Or David Cameron’s confusion over whether he... Read more
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The New Statesman
Why Jeremy Corbyn's disdain for pop culture is so disrespectfulslot, is it?” he asked dryly. Showing up politicians as the geeks they are is
Why Jeremy Corbyn's disdain for pop culture is so disrespectful
The New Statesman / Posted 7 days ago
slot, is it?” he asked dryly. Showing up politicians as the geeks they are is a favourite media sport. Who can forget when Gordon Brown was forced to talk about his passion for the Artic Monkeys? Or David Cameron’s confusion over whether he... Read more
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Evening Standard
Commuters being ripped off by 'stealth tax' on fares, watchdogs sayseems to be picked for things like fares that enrich the Chancellor’s coffers.
Commuters being ripped off by 'stealth tax' on fares, watchdogs say
Evening Standard / Posted 7 days ago
seems to be picked for things like fares that enrich the Chancellor’s coffers. Labour can’t really protest too much: Gordon Brown raised average commuter fares by six per cent in 2009. Last year’s Labour manifesto promised a one-year freeze,... Read more
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SKY News
Blairite Group Builds Up Corbyn Fighting FundLabour Tomorrow was founded by the former Gordon Brown aide Nicola Murphy and h
Blairite Group Builds Up Corbyn Fighting Fund
SKY News / Posted 8 days ago
Labour Tomorrow was founded by the former Gordon Brown aide Nicola Murphy and her fellow directors are former home secretary Lord Blunkett and Labour peer Baroness Dean . It has already won the backing of some key party donors, in an indication the... Read more
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The New Statesman
One day, I took a boat ride in Ireland – without knowing it, I drifted into the life of a grieving manin Rugby: "Good afternoon, I’m Chris Smith, I’m the Labour MP for Islington Sou
One day, I took a boat ride in Ireland – without knowing it, I drifted into the life of a grieving man
The New Statesman / Posted 8 days ago
in Rugby: "Good afternoon, I’m Chris Smith, I’m the Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury and I’m gay." By the time Gordon Brown went to the palace to dissolve parliament, £14,000 had been raised and was dished out to the frontline fight to... Read more
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Evening Standard
Sarah Sands: The Night Tube is here — and we played our partwere already tiring of her calm tenure. Where is her philosophical daring? Will
Sarah Sands: The Night Tube is here — and we played our part
Evening Standard / Posted 8 days ago
were already tiring of her calm tenure. Where is her philosophical daring? Will she go down in history as the Tory Gordon Brown? Mayites say the clue is in the shoes. Not perhaps hiking boots but naughty, unpredictable kitten heels. There... Read more
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International Business Times
Sun shines on Jeremy Corbyn's home turf rally as Militant lurk in the shade the Socialist Party, told IBTimes UK the "real entryists" in Labour were the li
Sun shines on Jeremy Corbyn's home turf rally as Militant lurk in the shade
International Business Times / Posted 8 days ago
the Socialist Party, told IBTimes UK the "real entryists" in Labour were the likes of former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. "[They] really had aims which were alien to the traditions of the Labour Party. They were supporters of... Read more
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Ilford Recorder
Barkingside beat Redbridge to maintain momentumand left Redbridge with only one point in four matches to date. Redbridge had
Barkingside beat Redbridge to maintain momentum
Ilford Recorder / Posted 8 days ago
and left Redbridge with only one point in four matches to date. Redbridge had the first real chance of note as Nicholas Brown played a ball in from the left that was almost turned in at the near post and put behind for a corner. And the... Read more
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The New Statesman
Language matters if you want LGBT politicians to succeedin Rugby: "Good afternoon, I’m Chris Smith, I’m the Labour MP for Islington Sou
Language matters if you want LGBT politicians to succeed
The New Statesman / Posted 9 days ago
in Rugby: "Good afternoon, I’m Chris Smith, I’m the Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury and I’m gay." By the time Gordon Brown went to the palace to dissolve parliament, £14,000 had been raised and was dished out to the frontline fight to... Read more
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Scotsman
Lesley Riddoch: There’s a place for passion politicsRespectable? If Labour isn’t a party of the left, what is its purpose – power f
Lesley Riddoch: There’s a place for passion politics
Scotsman / Posted 9 days ago
Respectable? If Labour isn’t a party of the left, what is its purpose – power for power’s sake? That view lost Gordon Brown the 2010 election. And if the overwhelming choice of party members isn’t democratically valid, what is? Surely... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
RBS would move HQ south in event of Yes vote in independence referendumMake sure the long game's worth it. But that's going to be up to the people of
RBS would move HQ south in event of Yes vote in independence referendum
Daily Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
Make sure the long game's worth it. But that's going to be up to the people of Scotland.” Senior Unionists, including Gordon Brown and Ruth Davidson, have pointed out thatScottish exports to the rest of the UK are worth £48.5 billion per year... Read more
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Daily Record
Theresa May enjoys hiking holiday in Switzerlandas Switzerland, Thatcher and husband Denis, like the Camerons, loved ­Cornwall.
Theresa May enjoys hiking holiday in Switzerland
Daily Record / Posted 11 days ago
as Switzerland, Thatcher and husband Denis, like the Camerons, loved ­Cornwall. Harold Wilson visited the Scilly Isles, Gordon Brown and wife Sarah stayed in Norfolk and Tony Blair’s family took regular trips to Italy. Further back in time,... Read more
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The New Statesman
Why, despite everything, I won't be trying dating appsstately north west of the city, was Fettes, alma mater of Tony Blair. There, in
Why, despite everything, I won't be trying dating apps
The New Statesman / Posted 11 days ago
stately north west of the city, was Fettes, alma mater of Tony Blair. There, in the centre, was Edinburgh University, where Gordon Brown first cut his teeth. (There, also, were two of the devils New Labour made its economic pact with – the Royal... Read more
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Daily Mirror
As Theresa May is snapped hiking in Alps where did other PMs holiday?and was, in fact, the first prime minister to be pictured with bare knees in pu
As Theresa May is snapped hiking in Alps where did other PMs holiday?
Daily Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
and was, in fact, the first prime minister to be pictured with bare knees in public.Brown: Norfolk 2008 Rumour had it Gordon Brown had to be pushed into holidaying by his wife Sarah to make him look more at ease. He never really managed it for... Read more
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The New Statesman
Whatever happened to Labour winning back Scotland?stately north west of the city, was Fettes, alma mater of Tony Blair. There, in
Whatever happened to Labour winning back Scotland?
The New Statesman / Posted 12 days ago
stately north west of the city, was Fettes, alma mater of Tony Blair. There, in the centre, was Edinburgh University, where Gordon Brown first cut his teeth as an upstart [x]. (There, also, were two of the devils New Labour made its economic pact... Read more
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dna
Zambian presidential election has a Pune connectYouth Ambassadors campaigning in 85 countries. He travelled to the United King
Zambian presidential election has a Pune connect
dna / Posted 12 days ago
Youth Ambassadors campaigning in 85 countries. He travelled to the United Kingdom and Malta for meetings with Ban Ki-Moon, Gordon Brown and other global ambassadors. "At the meetings with Moon, we focussed on recognising youth as partners for... Read more
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dna
David Cameron best PM since Margaret Thatcher: UK surveyis significantly higher than other previous prime ministers such as Tony Blair
David Cameron best PM since Margaret Thatcher: UK survey
dna / Posted 13 days ago
is significantly higher than other previous prime ministers such as Tony Blair (20 per cent), John Major (14 per cent) and Gordon Brown on (9 per cent). Thatcher, who led a Conservative party government in the 1980s and is considered one of the... Read more
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The New Statesman
Don't forget the most under-represented group in our democracy - disabled peoplecapable of finding a solution, if given the opportunity. The 2010 Equality Act
Don't forget the most under-represented group in our democracy - disabled people
The New Statesman / Posted 13 days ago
capable of finding a solution, if given the opportunity. The 2010 Equality Act, one of the last Acts of Parliament under Gordon Brown, requires equal treatment in access to employment for disabled people. This makes it illegal to discriminate... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Thomas Friedman – Deregulation Makes Banking Safeby Wall Street elites and worked assiduously and slavishly to advance the inter
Thomas Friedman – Deregulation Makes Banking Safe
Naked Capitalism / Posted 13 days ago
by Wall Street elites and worked assiduously and slavishly to advance the interests of those elites. Under Blair, Clinton, Gordon Brown, and George W. Bush the City of London and Wall Street induced their political cronies to engage in a regulatory... Read more
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Daily Mirror
One of Tony Blair's biggest remaining allies will back Jeremy Corbyn if he winsa life peer in the House of Lords barely a week after he took power in 1997. H
One of Tony Blair's biggest remaining allies will back Jeremy Corbyn if he wins
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 days ago
a life peer in the House of Lords barely a week after he took power in 1997. He served briefly as Justice Secretary before Gordon Brown took the helm, but returned to shadow the role after Ed Miliband quit last year.Lord Falconer (top, second from... Read more
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Daily Mail
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Sir Paul McCartney boasts about Beatles successon to Labour’s powerful national executive committee. Having played a prominen
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Sir Paul McCartney boasts about Beatles success
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
on to Labour’s powerful national executive committee. Having played a prominent role supporting Remain, Ed Miliband, Gordon Brown and the euro, is gutsy Izzard becoming the Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards of politics? Eddie Izzard failed to be... Read more
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chroniclelive
If I was called a Blairite I wouldn't be insulted - Blairism is goodthere were successes. Historians of the recent past may object that some of th
If I was called a Blairite I wouldn't be insulted - Blairism is good
chroniclelive / Posted 14 days ago
there were successes. Historians of the recent past may object that some of the achievements I have listed belong to Gordon Brown, Tony Blair’s Chancellor and later his replacement as Labour leader and Prime Minister. This is true, but I... Read more
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birminghammail
Opinion: Blairism is good and Labour should embrace itLabour’s recent past in general (sometimes even including leaders such as Neil
Opinion: Blairism is good and Labour should embrace it
birminghammail / Posted 14 days ago
Labour’s recent past in general (sometimes even including leaders such as Neil Kinnock and Ed Miliband as “Blairites”).Gordon Brown was Tony Blair's Chancellor and later became Prime Minister Recent Labour governments also got plenty wrong.... Read more
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Mashable
Volunteers stage nonstop reading of 2.6 million-word Chilcot reportmillion words, the report is the end result of an enormous independent inquiry
Volunteers stage nonstop reading of 2.6 million-word Chilcot report
Mashable / Posted 14 days ago
million words, the report is the end result of an enormous independent inquiry launched in 2009 by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown into the UK's involvement in the 2003 war in Iraq. Up to six people will alternate duties every hour, with the... Read more
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Express and Star
David Jamieson: My time spent cleaning up dog vomit in the House of Commons « Express & StarWhip, but I would sometimes speak with Blair in the lobby,” he says. “He had a
David Jamieson: My time spent cleaning up dog vomit in the House of Commons « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 14 days ago
Whip, but I would sometimes speak with Blair in the lobby,” he says. “He had a great sense of humour and was very funny. Gordon Brown was less obliging.”What do you think? He cites numerous policy success stories, including big victories on... Read more
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HITC Sport
Andy Burnham ‘not afraid of challenging Labour policy’interim mayor, Tony Lloyd (29%), and the MP for Bury South, Ivan Lewis, who was
Andy Burnham ‘not afraid of challenging Labour policy’
HITC Sport / Posted 14 days ago
interim mayor, Tony Lloyd (29%), and the MP for Bury South, Ivan Lewis, who was a government minister under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown (19.8%). Burnham won the contest with 3,792 votes to Lloyd’s 2,163 and Lewis’s 1,472, on a turnout of... Read more
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birminghammail
Who is Sion Simon?Labour Party saw to it that he could return as a West Midlands Member for the E
Who is Sion Simon?
birminghammail / Posted 15 days ago
Labour Party saw to it that he could return as a West Midlands Member for the European Parliament in 2014. Sion Simon with Gordon Brown at Kingstanding Police Station In between there was a spell as the UK Music Ambassador, promoting the British... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Andy Burnham has won Labour's Manchester mayoral race by a landslideis he: Scouser and Labour MP for Leigh, Wigan, since 2001. Served as Culture Se
Andy Burnham has won Labour's Manchester mayoral race by a landslide
Daily Mirror / Posted 15 days ago
is he: Scouser and Labour MP for Leigh, Wigan, since 2001. Served as Culture Secretary and Health Secretary under Gordon Brown and ran a failed campaign in both the 2010 and 2015 Labour leadership elections. Stayed Shadow Home Secretary... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Andy Burnham wins Manchester mayor race a year after failing to lead Labouris he: Scouser and Labour MP for Leigh, Wigan, since 2001. Served as Culture Se
Andy Burnham wins Manchester mayor race a year after failing to lead Labour
Daily Mirror / Posted 15 days ago
is he: Scouser and Labour MP for Leigh, Wigan, since 2001. Served as Culture Secretary and Health Secretary under Gordon Brown and ran a failed campaign in both the 2010 and 2015 Labour leadership elections. Stayed Shadow Home Secretary... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
David Cameron could be hauled in front of MPs to explain 'cronies' honours listwill agree terms of reference and to launch our inquiry as soon as the House re
David Cameron could be hauled in front of MPs to explain 'cronies' honours list
Daily Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
will agree terms of reference and to launch our inquiry as soon as the House returns in September.” Although the outgoing prime minister is entitled to publish an honours list on leaving No 10, neither Gordon Brown or Tony Blair chose... Read more
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The New Statesman
Manchester's Labour mayoral candidate needs more than a famous namea series of cronies to keep his or her legacy alive. In fact, it's so jarring t
Manchester's Labour mayoral candidate needs more than a famous name
The New Statesman / Posted 19 days ago
a series of cronies to keep his or her legacy alive. In fact, it's so jarring that Tony Blair felt obliged to avoid it, and Gordon Brown did it as quietly as he could. Nevertheless, so long as the Lords continues to play an active role in... Read more
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The New Statesman
Shami Chakrabarti’s peerage underlines the problem with the House of Lordsa series of cronies to keep his or her legacy alive. In fact, it's so jarring t
Shami Chakrabarti’s peerage underlines the problem with the House of Lords
The New Statesman / Posted 19 days ago
a series of cronies to keep his or her legacy alive. In fact, it's so jarring that Tony Blair felt obliged to avoid it, and Gordon Brown did it as quietly as he could. Nevertheless, so long as the Lords continues to play an active role in... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Raft of honors for Cameron allies angers UK oppositionlist since Prime Minister John Major left office in 1997. The two Labour prime
Raft of honors for Cameron allies angers UK opposition
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 20 days ago
list since Prime Minister John Major left office in 1997. The two Labour prime ministers who followed him, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, did not use the practice. All the main political parties nominate members of the House of Lords, and there is... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Raft of honors for Cameron allies angers UK oppositionlist since Prime Minister John Major left office in 1997. The two Labour prime
Raft of honors for Cameron allies angers UK opposition
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 20 days ago
list since Prime Minister John Major left office in 1997. The two Labour prime ministers who followed him, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, did not use the practice. All the main political parties nominate members of the House of Lords, and there is... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Raft of honors for Cameron allies angers UK oppositionlist since Prime Minister John Major left office in 1997. The two Labour prime
Raft of honors for Cameron allies angers UK opposition
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 20 days ago
list since Prime Minister John Major left office in 1997. The two Labour prime ministers who followed him, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, did not use the practice. All the main political parties nominate members of the House of Lords, and there is... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Raft of honors for Cameron allies angers UK oppositionlist since Prime Minister John Major left office in 1997. The two Labour prime
Raft of honors for Cameron allies angers UK opposition
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 20 days ago
list since Prime Minister John Major left office in 1997. The two Labour prime ministers who followed him, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, did not use the practice. All the main political parties nominate members of the House of Lords, and there is... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Raft of honours for Cameron allies angers UK oppositionlist since Prime Minister John Major left office in 1997. The two Labour prime
Raft of honours for Cameron allies angers UK opposition
Brandon Sun / Posted 20 days ago
list since Prime Minister John Major left office in 1997. The two Labour prime ministers who followed him, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, did not use the practice. All the main political parties nominate members of the House of Lords, and there is... Read more
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Business Standard India
UK banks pin Brexit hopes on financial crisis bailout negotiatorto two people present at the gathering. The strategy she came up with is credi
UK banks pin Brexit hopes on financial crisis bailout negotiator
Business Standard India / Posted 20 days ago
to two people present at the gathering. The strategy she came up with is credited by some as driving then Prime Minister Gordon Brown's subsequent bank bailout plan, burnishing her credentials for her latest role - representing major banks as... Read more
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