Blair does it again!

#1
Teflon Tont once again lands on his feet!

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Business/Tony-Blair-To-Join-Hedge-Fund-Managers-Former-PM-To-Act-As-Paid-Speaker

Breaking News

1:20pm UK, Monday January 25, 2010
Blair Secures Lucrative Hedge Fund Role
Tony Blair is set to earn a small fortune in a new role as a paid speaker at a leading London hedge fund, Sky sources say.

The former Prime Minister will join Lansdowne Partners for the coming year and is expected to make tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds from the arrangement.

Breaking the news, Sky's City editor Mark Kleinman said the announcement would raise eyebrows in light of the political backdrop.

"The timing is intriguing, given that hedge funds are back in the political firing line and of course the fact that Mr Blair has a rather different kind of speaking engagement at the Iraq inquiry later in the week," he said.

"Also intriguing is that, Paul Ruddock, a co-founder of Lansdowne and one of the City’s wealthiest men, is also a major donor to the Conservative Party."
 
#5
Whet said:
Is this different to other politicians of any party? For instance, how much has Hague got in speaking fees?
Speaking fee's didn't drag this country into a finacial black hole, hedge funds on the other hand.

Anyhow whet I thought you were Lib Dem?
 
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#8
leveller said:
Whet said:
Is this different to other politicians of any party? For instance, how much has Hague got in speaking fees?
Speaking fee's didn't drag this country into a finacial black hole, hedge funds on the other hand.

Anyhow whet I thought you were Lib Dem?

Wannabe Labour, but as he don't work, he thought he was excluded from membership. 8)
 
#9
Ursus.Maritimus said:
Whet said:
Is this different to other politicians of any party? For instance, how much has Hague got in speaking fees?
Hague not being a war criminal, of course.
...........plus the Bald Boy Wonder is'nt married to the wide-mouthed frog: no wonder Tone is looking for something else to keep him out of the house a bit more.
 
#10
Good for you Tone! I mean after taking us to visit eastern Europe, Iraq & Afg it's good to see you tending the garden.
'Cos Hedge Funds are the corner stone of the current economic climate and you want to be involved with that, especially after you've found religion (RC), would you?
 
#11
leveller said:
Whet said:
Is this different to other politicians of any party? For instance, how much has Hague got in speaking fees?
Speaking fee's didn't drag this country into a finacial black hole, hedge funds on the other hand.

Anyhow whet I thought you were Lib Dem?
Don't let facts get in the way of opinion.

This is like saying the Army got us into the current position in Afghanistan........it could be argued, but it's bollox.
 
#12
Whet said:
Is this different to other politicians of any party? For instance, how much has Hague got in speaking fees?
It's my understanding that Mr. Cameron has stopped any of his shadow cabinet from taking speaking engagements, to enable them to concentrate on their s/cabinet roles. Ergo Mr. Hague gets £0.0p at present. Perhaps Mr. Blair should concentrate on his role as Middle East solver of problems?
 
#13
Banker said:
leveller said:
Whet said:
Is this different to other politicians of any party? For instance, how much has Hague got in speaking fees?
Speaking fee's didn't drag this country into a finacial black hole, hedge funds on the other hand.

Anyhow whet I thought you were Lib Dem?
Don't let facts get in the way of opinion.

This is like saying the Army got us into the current position in Afghanistan........it could be argued, but it's bollox.
Stop covering you're own arrse 'Banker' :D
 
#14
Ex PM accepts speaking engagement? Bit of a non-story isn't it?

Also, hedge funds haven't "dragged us into a financial black hole". In fact, most of what went/goes on in the city is/was perfectly legit.
 
#15
DeltaDog said:
Ex PM accepts speaking engagement? Bit of a non-story isn't it?.

Well it would be if the bastard hadn't beggared the country with his 'socialist' ideals then buggered off from the mess he's made to set himself a mission to become one of Britain's richest men trading off the back of his Premiership.

Champagne Socialism at it's finest - and still the mong class think Labour represents the 'ordinary working man'.
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#16
Blair signed up to the club of movers and uber-wealthy shakers before he even got into power. He's jumped to their tune ever since, notably with Bush and his oil money at one point, so it figures they'll keep him in work and money until he croaks.

Gordon Brown on the other hand will be lucky to land a job as a trolly-spakker in Tescos.
 
#17
Biped said:
Gordon Brown on the other hand will be lucky to land a job as a trolly-spakker in Tescos.

Would you let Brown near a trolly? The mong has never bothered to learn to drive so I'd keep him well away from anything that needs steering.
 
#18
Semper_Flexibilis said:
Biped said:
Gordon Brown on the other hand will be lucky to land a job as a trolly-spakker in Tescos.

Would you let Brown near a trolly? The mong has never bothered to learn to drive so I'd keep him well away from anything that needs steering.
......and with that woggle eye of his, who knows where he'd go?? First to the Left, then to the Right, then down the Centre, then waaaay over to the Left again?*



*did you see what I did there?
 
#19
FourZeroCharlie said:
Semper_Flexibilis said:
Biped said:
Gordon Brown on the other hand will be lucky to land a job as a trolly-spakker in Tescos.

Would you let Brown near a trolly? The mong has never bothered to learn to drive so I'd keep him well away from anything that needs steering.
......and with that woggle eye of his, who knows where he'd go?? First to the Left, then to the Right, then down the Centre, then waaaay over to the Left again?*



*did you see what I did there?
Not to mention a lot of 'U' turns. Fuck! that's good. 8)
 
#20
Whet said:
Is this different to other politicians of any party? For instance, how much has Hague got in speaking fees?
Hague of course has never claimed to be a socialist, nor a devout Christian, nor a bringer of peace to the world, nor a believer in equality of education for everyone(else).

For sake of balance is Nikkie Clegg picking up speaking fees. No - probably not

Still, it will be more tax revenue for HMG (unless Tony is now non-domiciled or funneling it through his charity)
 

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