“It’s about Britain, not about Tony Blair.”

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  1. “It’s about Britain, not about Tony Blair.” - Lady de Rothschild

    TONY BLAIR is wooing some of America’s biggest billionaires with a Downing Street reception during his final days in power, including the tycoon who hired Bill Clinton after he left office.

    Invitations have been discreetly circulated among the super-rich in New York society in recent weeks

    If wealthy benefactors are willing to donate at least $25,000 (£13,000) to the Tate gallery, they are automatically invited to meet Tony and Cherie Blair in Downing Street.

    Organisers insist the centrepiece of the fundraising drive is a dinner in New York, which the Blairs will not attend. The trip to Downing Street is the “icing on the cake”. The event is being arranged by American Patrons of Tate, which is chaired by Rothschild and raises money for the Tate.

    It is thought to be the first time that the opportunity to meet a serving prime minister in Downing Street has been offered in return for payment to a fund-raising drive

    Norman Baker, the Liberal Democrat MP, said: “This might be for a good cause, but selling access is ingrained into this prime minister, as is his obsession with wealth and celebrity. It’s a long way from the Red Flag.”

    The Blairs have been increasingly keen to court America as they prepare for life after No 10. Last July Blair attended a cocktail party in San Francisco hosted by Charlotte Shultz, whose husband George was secretary of state under Ronald Reagan.

    Cherie Blair is represented by the New York-based Harry Walker Agency, which arranges lecture tours for her in the US. There has been speculation the Blairs intend to buy a home in New York after quitting Downing Street
     
  2. If only the forces resetlement package was as good!
     
  3. I would pay £13.00 NOT to go to 10 Downing Street to meet T.Bliar and £26.00 NOT to go if the frightful Mrs. Bliar was to be there.

    What a joke this awful man is, and was, and what a depth of disgrace he is plunging his office to.
     
  4. I would pay £13.00 NOT to go to 10 Downing Street to meet T.Bliar and £26.00 NOT to go if the frightful Mrs. Bliar was to be there.

    What a joke this awful man is, and was, and what a depth of disgrace he is plunging his office to.
     
  5. It is the only way that Cherie Bliar would ever be able to prostitute herself.
     
  6. Why doesn't Blair volunteer to go to Iraq as a special adviser to the Iraqi Government? What better way to facilitate the development of a nascent democracy in the Middle East than to have one of the collossi of politics on hand to guide and advise.

    Or he could just go to America and line his champagne-socialist pockets.

    Either way, if he and his awful wife are out of this Country, I will be a lot happier.
     
  7. I think he'll have to bugger off sharpish to Brazil to avoid being extradited back here when they uncover the full extent of the Cash for Honours graft.
     
  8. Whats gone wrong? All this anti B Lair stauff and no sign of Sven, has he given up on his quest for recognition as Tonys man in ARRSE?
     
  9. I think he'll have to bugger off sharpish to Brazil to avoid being extradited back here when they uncover the full extent of the Cash for Honours graft.
     
  10. I think he'll have to bugger off sharpish to Brazil to avoid being extradited back here when they uncover the full extent of the Cash for Honours graft.
     
  11. I think he'll have to bugger off sharpish to Brazil to avoid being extradited back here when they uncover the full extent of the Cash for Honours graft.
     
  12. Go on Charlie, go for 10 identical posts

    :applaud:
     
  13. Somebody had organic muesli for breakfast I think.

    Repeats on me as well.
     
  14. Apologies :oops: I've got a bloody pot on my right hand after busting it, must have jammed the button down :frustrated:
     
  15. It's good for the post count.

    And you did get your point across.

    Didn't you?

    Didn't you?

    Didn't you?