•   
  •   

UK News Watch as Susanna Reid confronts Tony Blair on Iraq War invasion

14:10  12 may  2021
14:10  12 may  2021 Source:   edinburghnews.scotsman.com

Where's the cast of ITV's Benidorm now? Career changes, cosmetic surgery and tragedy

  Where's the cast of ITV's Benidorm now? Career changes, cosmetic surgery and tragedy The ITV comedy drama was full of famous facesThe popular comedy show followed the holidaymakers and employees at an all-inclusive holiday resort in Benidorm and all of the hilarious antics that ensued there.

Susanna Reid has grilled former Prime Minister Tony Blair on his government’s reasons for invading Iraq.

Susanna Reid, Tony Blair smiling for the camera © Susanna Reid grilled Tony Blair on the Iraq War (ITV)

During an awkward exchange on Good Morning Britain Reid highlighted the loss of support for the Labour Party after Blair’s government invaded Iraq in 2003.

She prompted the leader to answer “how much responsibility you take and what regrets you might have about that”.

The exchange came during a discussion on the recent loss of support for the Labour Party, compounded by a crushing defeat at local elections.

Blair suggested that the party’s shift to the left under Jeremy Corbyn was to blame for its loss of support.

Susanna Reid rages in heated GMB row 'Marriage doesn't make your children legitimate'

  Susanna Reid rages in heated GMB row 'Marriage doesn't make your children legitimate' SUSANNA REID raged over the idea of marriage on Thursday's edition of Good Morning Britain as she rowed with a guest about whether being in holy matrimony was sexist because the child would then not be "illegitimate".Susanna Reid, 50, was joined on Good Morning Britain by Adil Ray, 47, to host a debate on whether marriage is sexist and if it can adapt to modern conventions. Former Strictly Come Dancing star Debbie McGee, 62, and feminist Jeni Barnett also joined the discussion and it was the latter's views on marriage that got the presenter more than a little riled. As she tried to explain herself, the ITV star interjected as she couldn't agree with what the guest was saying.

What did Susanna Reid say?

Discussing historical examples of Labour losing support Reid raised the Iraq War.

She said: "I’m harking back obviously to what happened in Iraq and the loss of support for labour as a result of that, and how much responsibility you take and what regrets you might have about that."

An off-guard Blair retorted: “the problem, Susanna, is that this is what the left of the Labour Party say.

"The difficult is that there have been four Prime Ministers since me. All of them, actually, supported removing Saddam [Hussein] so that would be an odd reason for Labour to be failing [in elections]”.

Reid questioned the response, stating: "Saddam, of course, wasn’t the reason we went to war in Iraq."

Eager to steer away from the conversation, Blair shot back: “look, we can debate Iraq or not."

Susanna Reid insists her children are 'legitimate' as she defends 'personal' choice not to marry during fiery GMB debate

  Susanna Reid insists her children are 'legitimate' as she defends 'personal' choice not to marry during fiery GMB debate Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid spoke on the subject during this morning’s showSusanna was in a long-term relationship with Dominic Cotton for 16 years, and the pair had three sons together before they parted ways in 2014.

But an undeterred Reid carried on, explaining the reason for invasion given by Blair was "weapons of mass destruction that turned out not to be there,"

Again, Blair refused to be drawn on the issue, stating: “sure, sure, okay. We can debate all of that.

He then highlighted that the party still retained support in key seats in the 2005 election.

He said: "but the point is that in 2005 when I fought that third election, we won all of those County Durham seats.

"We kept Hartlepool comfortably - the Tories, I think, were in third place with a few thousand votes.

"So I think it would be odd if people decided to support Labour then, waited when after all we've had 11 years of a Conservative government, then decided to punish Labour for those reasons in 2021."

What did Tony Blair say about Labour winning back support on Good Morning Britain?

The former Labour leader was asked by Campbell if he believed that the Labour Party could win another general election.

Death in Paradise cast: Who did Tony Armatrading play in Death in Paradise?

  Death in Paradise cast: Who did Tony Armatrading play in Death in Paradise? DEATH IN PARADISE has seen many guest stars over the years, including 4 different detectives on the island of Saint-Marie. Who did the late Tony Armatrading play in Death in Paradise? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.Who did Tony Armatrad Tony Armatrading starred in season five, episode four of Death in Paradise in 2016.He played the role of Dr Ivann Tate in the episode which was titled A Personal Murder.In the episode, Dwayne attended the funeral of his old mentor, Cedrick (Trevor A Toussaint)and was left spooked when he received a text from Cedrick which read: "I was murdered.

Blair, who won three general elections, responded that the party needed to reclaim the centre ground.

He blamed the party’s shift to the left for the Conservative Party’s current dominance.

Blair said: “If you go back 120 years in Labour's history there are three occasions in which the far-left have got near to the leadership of the Labour party; 1935, 1983, 2019. All of them have been the worst defeats we’ve had, but only in the last defeat, 2019, did the far-left actually capture the leadership of the party itself.

Tony Blair suggested that Sir Keir Starmer needed to present a clear alternative vision to Jeremy Corbyn, stating: “you can agree with Jeremy Corbyn, don’t agree with him, but it was a dramatic change in the type of Labour Party that had been put forward and when you do something like that you can’t just recover easily, you’ve got to spell out what is now different.

"It’s not just a different leader, the question is what’s your vision for the country? Where do you stand as a Labour Party? Are you still with that left agenda?

"Or do you go to being - in my opinion the only way Labour ever wins - you’re in the centre ground, you’re a moderate, forward-thinking political party, working with businesses as well as trade unions. Personal responsibility as well as social responsibility. Where do you pitch your tent? What’s the ground you’re trying to hold?”

Susanna Reid and Bill Turnbull to be reunited as breakfast hosts for Good Morning Britain .
Bill Turnbull has been announced as a Good Morning Britain stand-in for Piers Morgan, where he'll join his old BBC Breakfast co-host Susanna Reid.The old sofa buddies last presented BBC Breakfast together in 2014, when she left to take on her current job at Good Morning Britain, and in February they were briefly back together when he joined her at ITV for one episode.

usr: 0
This is interesting!