I’ve been on their case for a long, long time
From June 10th 2011, the Daily Telegraph ran an investigative series alleging that Ed Balls was Gordon Brown’s main supporter in the process of blackmailing Prime Minister Tony Blair into resignation.
Although The Slog never identified Balls as the main player in the plot, I carried out an extensive investigation during 2009 and 2010 into exactly when the blackmail threat was delivered, and what it was most likely to have been about. In particular, I suggested that – as a provisioner of secret dirt on Blair’s alleged self-enrichment – Jack Straw was probably heavily involved in providing the ammunition.
The new Telegraph revelations confirm The Slog’s plot coverage in many details, but still leave out the biggest question of all: what was the subject of the blackmail?
In this specially assembled archive, we revisit those articles – and provide readers with an indepth background to what happened during the murky days of 2005 and 2006.
Gordon Brown came to power unopposed and unelected. Was he helped in the process by damning evidence against Tony Blair? Like John F. Kennedy thirty-seven years earlier, Tony Blair came to power with a clean-cut, charismatic image that promised ‘safe’ … Continue reading →
The Slog’s research has established more or less the exact moment during September 2006 at which Tony Blair decided he had no choice but to go…otherwise – he thought – Gordon Brown would set fire to everything It is clear … Continue reading →
The Slog pounces on a piece of murky illogic in the Brown/Blair succession story The Sequence of events Following the 2005 General Election, New Labour is desperately short of money. The Party is £26.2 million in debt, and Treasurer Jack … Continue reading →
The Slog’s long-heralded Dark Lady Clare Short took the lid off the Brown/Blair succession revelations last night, when she told the Sunday Times of Gordon Brown’s personal career fears during 2003. She told The Sunday Times: “Gordon said that the … Continue reading →
SOME TIME IN 2009, when the Slog was called NotBornYesterday: