Tag Archives: Tony Blair

Quote Of The Day – Desmond Tutu

“The then leaders of the United States [Mr Bush] and Great Britain [Mr Blair] fabricated the grounds to behave like playground bullies and drive us further apart. They have driven us to the edge of a precipice where we now stand – with the spectre of Syria and Iran before us. The question is not whether Saddam Hussein was good ...

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BRITAIN: Iraq War Protester Heckles Former Prime Minister Tony Blair

Clip description: “A heckler burst in on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as he testified at a UK inquiry into media ethics at London’s Royal Courts of Justice.”

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Liberia’s President Vows Not To Decriminalize Homosexuality

We were previously encouraged by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s words against a proposed bill dramatically increasing the penalties for homosexuality. But that’s as far as she goes. The Guardian reports: The Nobel peace prize winner and president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has defended a law that criminalises homosexual acts, saying: “We like ourselves just the way we are.” ...

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Tony Blair Backs Gay Marriage

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has endorsed David Cameron’s plan to legalize same-sex marriage. Mr Blair’s position is likely to anger the Vatican, which is alarmed at moves in both the UK and the US for same-sex unions. Senior church figures are also opposed to church blessings of same-sex civil partnerships. Mr Blair was responsible for pushing through laws ...

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Tony Blair To Pope: You’re Wrong On Gays

Former British prime minister and new Catholic Tony Blair told the UK gay magazine Attitude that the Pope is wrong about homosexuality. Tony Blair has challenged the “entrenched” attitudes of the Pope on homosexuality, and argued that it is time for him to “rethink” his views. Speaking to the gay magazine Attitude, the former Prime Minister, himself now a Roman ...

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Tony Blair: Six Weeks Left

A decade after taking over as British Prime Minister, Tony Blair steps down on June 27th. Widely credited for helping move Britain away from socialism towards a vibrant, pro-market economy, Blair instituted welfare reforms, tripled the funding for the national health service, and brokered a truce with the IRA. Today Britain has the world’s 5th largest economy and the pound ...

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Britain Begins To Pull Out Of Iraq

Tony Blair has announced a reduction in British troops stationed in Iraq, saying that the British-held portion of the country is under better control by the Iraqi government than the U.S.-held portion. Denmark and Lithuania also announced plans to withdraw their tiny contingents. Bush is spinning the British reduction as a “positive sign” that the “corner is turning” in the ...

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