Robert Lindsay (The Trial of Tony Blair, 2007) By far the most on-the-nose example of a screen Blair fulfilling the wishes of those who want Tony banged up for war crimes, this TV movie has him pegged as a pompous berk whose complacency is never quite punctured by the visions he keeps witnessing of dead Iraqis. Lindsay, who earlier played Blair in 2005’s “whoops, there go David Blunkett’s trousers” TV romp A Very Social Secretary, is the best thing about this. An awkward mix of righteous fury and light comedy, he’s very funny in the scenes where Blair is a smooth sitcom schemer, then slyly makes it clear that any real human guilt his Blair feels is secondary to his annoyance at the tarnishing of his legacy. … [Read more...] about The Tony awards: who are the best and worst onscreen Blairs?
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The party’s bookshop website says that the tweets by the “well known public figure” have been described as “bizarre, weird and as part of a clever strategy”. The tweets in the compact book have been “selected by the man himself”. … [Read more...] about Gerry Adams to release book featuring his best tweets – including rubber ducks
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If a federal jobs guarantee policy were enacted, the federal government would be empowered to provide both a living wage and health insurance to the recently unemployed. They would be put back to work manufacturing the supplies our nation’s healthcare workers desperately need and providing the essential services necessary to keep our nation’s schoolchildren, elderly and vulnerable fed and cared for during this frightening time. These jobs would pay a living wage of at least $15 an hour and include healthcare benefits. Instead of bailing out the stock market, our federal government could instead organize a civic labor force working for the health and security of American families through this continuing pandemic. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus is draining America’s public infrastructure. A federal jobs policy would protect its workers