Tony Blair's health
Tony Blair's health
WHAT a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, Tony Blair reluctantly brought down the curtain on his time as prime minister, the British public having fallen out of love with him, his pursuit of war in Iraq and a decade of spin.
HOSPITAL chiefs were yesterday accused of sacrificing patients' welfare to meet targets after scrapping a routine treatment which cured Tony Blair's irregular heartbeat last year.
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TONY Blair has been treated in hospital for a slipped disc after suffering chronic backache for many months, it emerged last night.
TONY BLAIR was today recovering in Downing Street after undergoing hospital treatment for his recurring heart "flutter".
TONY BLAIR went into hospital for heart treatment today buoyed by a Labour victory in the Hartlepool by-election.
TONY Blair is the third Labour leader in 40 years - and the second in succession - to suffer serious heart problems.
TONY Blair’s in-tray will be overflowing by the time he returns to work, with each and every item sure to increase his stress levels still further.
IF I had a patient in Tony Blair’s position, my advice would be to avoid too much stress, to avoid pushing things too hard. But this is almost impossible to achieve when you are Prime Minister.
TONY Blair chose a one-to-one interview with Andrew Marr, the BBC’s political editor, to reveal the extent of his health problems and his intention to stand down before a fourth election as Prime Minister.
TONY Blair last night broke the best-kept secret in British politics, revealing that the heart condition that will hospitalise him today has been hanging over him and his premiership for months.
KEN Follett, millionaire author, incorrigible Labour luvvie and the most talkative Former Friend of the Blairs, has a favourite anecdote that lays bare the horror of being cast into exile by New Camelot and the golden couple at its core.
DOWNING Street was last night accused of a cover-up over the seriousness of Tony Blair’s recent heart scare.
PRIME Minister Tony Blair laughed off renewed concern over his health today.
TONY Blair’s health was under question again yesterday when Downing Street admitted he had seen doctors for a second time in two days after suffering stomach pains.
TONY Blair was checked over by a doctor yesterday after suffering stomach ache, Downing Street said last night.
CONFUSION surrounded Tony Blair’s health last night after his official spokesman refused to deny outright reports that he had told the former US president, Bill Clinton, about his heart problems "a few years ago".
FOR a man supposedly on "light duties" Tony Blair’s diary yesterday was remarkably packed.
THE contrast between the pale, drawn, tired-looking man who has graced our television screens of late and the youthful leader who stepped into 10 Downing Street in 1997, brimming with energy and idealism, could hardly be more marked.
JAMES Callaghan once said: "Being Prime Minister is the easiest job in the world. Everyone else has an instrument to play. You just stand there and conduct."