Sunday, January 13, 2008

Pay day continues for Blair

Last month it was reported that Tony Blair had secured a £5,000,000 memoir deal from Random House publishing and was earning up to a quarter of a million for some speeches.

The story continues. Not content with his £63,000 a year pension at the expense of the British taxpayer, his highly paid Washington lawyer has now secured a job for him giving "strategic and political advice" to Wall Street bankers J P Morgan.  J P Morgan, you may recall, was the bank chosen by President Bush to run the Trade Bank of Iraq after the 2003 invasion.

Comparisons are already being made between Mr Blair's salary for his new role, and the lamentable income of the average British soldier.

Maybe if our brave young men had similarly powerful friends, they could have faced the enemy with the equipment to do the job Mr Blair asked of them.

Watch this space for the next Big Blair Bonus...

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