Website makes cash award to HK activist who tried to arrest Tony Blair

Grundy will give his reward to charity

An activist who tried to make a citizen's arrest in Hong Kong of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair earlier this year has pocketed £2,420 (HK$29,700) for his trouble.

Sunday, 2 September, 2012, 3:32am

Who said it?

We are worried that if we don't have more donations coming in, we may not be able to organise the July 1 rally next year

Eric Lai Yan-ho, convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front

I took the strategic decision to manage this, not confront it

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, on his relationship with the media

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

The power of privilege

Sales executive Li Ye seemed smitten as she spoke of the dashing VIP who earned US$500,000 for a three-hour visit last week to the luxury villa development she is marketing. 'He was very handsome and very charming,' she said with a giggle. 'The ladies all adored him and you could see that the men admired him, too.'

17 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Global ethics gone astray

Tony Blair's oh-so-lovingly choreographed speech promising his departure as British prime minister on June 27 showed how the worst in the leader easily triumphs over his most eloquent intentions.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am

Tony Blair to step down


British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced he would stand down on June 27. He has held the top position for 10 years, since 1997.


Where did he make the announcement? At the Trimdon Labour Club, in his Sedgefield constituency in northeast England.

15 May 2007 - 12:00am

Tony Blair's leadership

A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Blair loses popularity stakes for first time

Prime Minister Tony Blair is less popular than his main rival for the first time in 12 years, according to a poll released yesterday.

Mr Blair also suffered more bad news on the electoral front, with results from by-elections for two vacant parliamentary seats yielding a poor showing for his Labour Party.

1 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

'Colourful' candidate gets the boot

A trainee lawyer's bid to be a candidate for Britain's Labour Party was rejected after she revealed her past as a prostitute in Paris and London.

Christine Wheatley, 53, impressed Labour officials with her history as a former student at Oxford University, making it to a shortlist of candidates to run in Copeland constituency in northeast England.

26 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Bush chides Blair for turning up pressure

US President George W. Bush has reprimanded British Prime Minister Tony Blair for sounding the alarm over global warming and pressing for international action to combat it, senior Washington sources say.

22 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Will Blair's China gamble backfire?

Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair runs a grave political risk in joining French and German efforts to lift the European embargo on arms sales to China. Already deep in trouble at home for dragging the country into an arguably illegal war in Iraq, Mr Blair is now in danger of antagonising Britain's most important ally, the United States.

7 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

US ruling on child and parents is blow to Chinese

I refer to the article headlined 'US court severs child's link to Chinese parents' (May 14), on the Anna Mae He decision in Memphis, Tennessee.

In this parental custody case, Chinese parents were tricked into giving up their daughter, now five, after putting her temporarily into the care of foster parents.

17 May 2004 - 12:00am


Tony Blair's visit

How can British Prime Minister Tony Blair help Hong Kong negotiate its political crisis?

The answer: in no way at all. Mr Blair is totally unqualified to give Hong Kong any constructive advice and should listen to the Chinese government's view that foreigners should stop meddling in Hong Kong's affairs.

25 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Blair declines Man-hon plea

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has declined a request to pass a letter of appeal to President Jiang Zemin from the parents of autistic boy Yu Man-hon, who went missing in Shenzhen in August last year. Mr Blair's office told Man-hon's parents their case would be handled by Foreign Office aides.

11 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Powerful mandate

Tony Blair has written himself into the history books as the first Labour prime minister to lead his party to a parliamentary majority in two consecutive general elections.

9 Jun 2001 - 12:00am


Venue: The International Twinning Festival, Sedgefield Artists: Life After Weekend Standing on top of a slightly sloping hill, I look down towards the tall dark stage where one of the most promising bands in Germany, Life After Weekend, are about to play. The whole event was arranged due to a twinning between the British town of Sedgefield and the German town of Dortmund.

5 Jul 2000 - 12:00am