10 January 2008

Blair

Perhaps the title of this post should have been "Hypocrite". Tony Blair - our Labour prime minister until his unsurprising resignation last autumn - has just agreed to take up a lucrative part-time advisory post with JP Morgan, the Wall Street based investments banking group. It is said he will earn £500,000 a year from this. Since leaving office, it is reputed that he has already earned £500,000 on the world lecture circuit and his autobiography is set to raise at least a further £5 million for the Blairs' family treasure chest.
I am not normally one to knock Blair and his legacy because I think he presided over an amazing time for Britain - a time of growth, low unemployment, technological change and reconstruction. But on this subject of personal wealth, he seems way out of kilter with the core values of the Labour party. All that seems to be way behind him now. He is living the high life of transatlantic jets, drinking coffee with the enemy while forgetting the downtrodden and the long socialist tradition that gave him his spurs and his place in our great nation's history. Shame on you Tony!

9 comments:

  1. Gran prestigio internacional de Tony Blair

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  2. I think he forgot 'the long socialist tradition that gave him his spurs' in 1997.

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  3. To be honest, I think he never really subscribed to the core values of Labour. Not a fan.

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  4. Tony Blair, representante de un Socialismo Moderno del Siglo XXI; Sarkozy, representante de una Derecha Moderna del Siglo XXI.......

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  5. Personally I never could stand the man and wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him. As M&M says, he was miles away from the core values of Labour, as are many others down there in Westminster.

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  6. YP - why are you surprised? Par for the course I'd say.

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  8. Se ha anulado correctamente la suscripciĆ³n

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  9. you're being a bit unfair on the poor fellow yorkshire pudding old chap. £500,000 is less than a pound each for every heavily armed fanatical iraqi terrorist bent on nuking buckingham palace that Blair thankfully killed whilst in office. jolly good value for money I'd say

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