“You were completely wrong about Jeremy Corbyn, though weren’t you? He has picked up on real anger about NeoLiberal economics that you introduced” – Andrew Marr
“Well, yes…” – Tony Blair
On the eve of the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centre, which were often cited as reasons why we needed to illegally invade Iraq – because as part of the ‘War on Terror’ the suprious notion that Iraq was sponsoring terrorism was fostered.
It turned out to be as big a lie as the notion that Iraq had the capabilities to strike us with Weapons of Mass Destruction in 45 minutes.
Given that it is the anniversary of 9/11 tomorrow, it is bizarre in the extreme that Blair was not asked a single question about the Middle East. Instead he is given a platform to say:
“The worst case scenario is an unreconstructed Leftist programme from Labour. I take my hat off to the Corbyn campaign, but it doesn’t mean he’s right. Old Left wing views don’t provide the answer.” – Tony Blair
Whether you supported #Brexit or #Remain, this is why the Tories are in Government. War mongering, narcissistic has-been Tony ‘I’ve got the blood of millions of dead Iraqi’s on my hands’ Blair attacks Jeremy ‘Iraq was illegal, Tony Blair is a war criminal’ Corbyn (again).
“Over the past nine years we have built a group of organisations employing around 200 people and working in more than 20 different countries round the world. It is time to take this to a new level.
As I indicated last December at our annual all staff meeting, I want to expand our activities and bring everything under one roof.
I also want now to concentrate the vast bulk of my time on the not for profit work which we do. De facto, this has been the case in the past two years but we need to reflect this change in the way we are structured.
I will retain a small number of personal consultancies for my income, but 80% of my time will be pro bono on the not for profit side.” – Tony Blair
Tony Blair’s fortune now stands at some £60 million – three times the amount he has previously claimed.
Despite receiving tens of millions of pounds in fees from private clients around the world, his financial affairs can appear as complex and opaque as his global influence is remarkable.
The former prime minister, his wife Cherie and older children Euan, Nicky and Kathryn, now control a property empire covering some 10 homes across England and worth in excess of £25 million.
WVL is his venture capital company – it alone is valued at more than £17 million, after multiplying its most recent profits by a factor of 13 – far lower than the average multiple of 18 used in the FTSE 250.
Last year the firm, which employs 37 staff, recorded an overall turnover of more than £14 million, including profits of £1.2 and more than £5 million in the bank, according to Companies House records. five years such expenditures have totalled £56 million.