Tony Blair’s legacy since leaving office has been the subject of heated debate both within the Labour party and the country at large. He has recently released a video defending his record as prime minister after Jeremy Corbyn lumped together Blair’s Labour government with the Conservatives under Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron. Paul Lewis has been leading a series on populism for the Guardian and recently interviewed Blair in front of a live audience. He reflects on how the former prime minister is attempting to rehabilitate his reputation. Also today: Jim Waterson on the Saudi investment in the London Evening Standard.
Source: The Guardian June 18, 2019 01:52 UTC