This video says about itself:
11 November 2014
Tony Blair’s secret contract with a Saudi oil company has been revealed as details have emerged that the ex-Prime Minister received £41,000 a month and two percent commission on any successful deals that he helped broker. Tony Blair Associates (TBA) signed the contract with PetroSaudi to help find them new sources of investment and to promote the company to political leaders, policymakers and others deemed important in advancing PetroSaudi’s overall international strategy. We look at the apparent conflict of interest, in this Lip News clip with Elliot Hill and Mark Sovel.
From daily News Line in Britain:
Monday, 30 May 2016
So, Blair supports the hated Conservative government. Interestingly, this is a change of tune from the previous Blairism of ‘Corbyn makes Labour unelectable’ to ‘Labour IS electable under Corbyn, but then the sky will fall down, Martians will kill everyone in Britain, etc.’
Blair has a history of choosing French racist right-winger Sarkozy over moderate social democrat presidential candidate Ségolène Royal. And of preferring George W Bush‘s and Donald Trump‘s Republican party over extremely moderate Democrats. He is a crony of Berlusconi in Italy, and of Egyptian dictator Sisi as well. So, now Blair extends his foreign preferences to Britain.
During the interview Blair said: ‘There are people who disagree with me for reasons that they say are to do with, say, Iraq, but actually are to do with the fact I won three elections for the Labour Party and they didn’t like it.’
In fact, Blair is hated because the Blair-Brown government, which came to power in 1997 by a landslide after the collapse of the Tories under Major, consciously betrayed the working class.
Before the 1997 election Blair got rid of Clause Four from the Labour Party constitution, making it clear that nationalisation and socialism were not for it, allowing both Blair and Brown to declare that Labour was forming a ‘Businessman’s Government’.
In his first six years as PM Blair ordered British troops into battle five times, more than any other prime minister in British history. These wars included Iraq in 1998 (in the four-day campaign to bomb Iraq’s infrastructure back into the Stone Age), and then in 2003 when Saddam was overthrown for the benefit of ISIS. Then there was Yugoslavia in 1999 when Belgrade was bombed for 78 days, Sierra Leone in 2000 and Afghanistan from 2001.
At home Blair’s ‘Businessman’s Government’, brought in the PFI system that saw NHS hospitals having to pay billions of pounds back to the banks, as Labour drove on the marketisation of the NHS bringing in the NHS Trust ‘business’ system, which required making savage NHS cuts.
Blair and Brown gloried in the ‘successes’ of the British banks, with Brown grandly declaring that he had overcome the boom to bust life process of the capitalist system. The duo were duly rewarded with the biggest banking bust in history in 2007, which the working class of the world is still paying for in savage austerity measures.
The political legacy of their 13 years of betrayal is the destruction of the Labour Party in Scotland, where workers expected socialism to come out of Labour’s 1997 landslide victory, and after 13 years of expectations betrayed finally turned to the SNP.
But the UK workers have long memories. When the opportunity came to hit back they did it with a vengeance. This happened in September 2015, when some of Blair’s friends were persuaded to put their names to Corbyn’s leadership candidacy so that the election could be said to be democratic.
The big joke was on them when hundreds of thousands joined the Labour Party to vote for Corbyn against the Blairites, and then foiled all of the scabby attempts to remove him! Blair has now returned to the scene of his crimes to do another job for the ruling class. Apparently, if the Telegraph is to be believed, the Chilcot inquiry has found that the illegal Iraq war was not illegal after all, leaving Blair a free man.
Blair warned the BBC Andrew Marr show yesterday that worldwide there were insurgent movements of the left and the right emerging. He added: ‘In the end what is important particularly in today’s world which is so uncertain and so unpredictable is I understand how these movements are moving politics in an extraordinary way today, and you can see this across the Atlantic, and you can see it here and you can see it now in the rest of Europe.
‘Personally I would like to see the centre – by that I mean the centre left and the centre right get its grip back and its traction back on the political scene, because I honestly do believe that a lot of the solution to the problems we face today are less about ideology and far more to do with practicality and understanding modernity and the way that the modern world works.’
DISGRUNTLED Tories warned David Cameron yesterday he faced a post-EU referendum leadership challenge as party infighting and chaos escalated to new heights over the weekend: here.
Bitter divisions within the ruling Conservatives over Europe reached breaking point over the weekend. A number of leading Tory euro-sceptics supporting the campaign to leave the EU in the June 23 referendum on UK membership made unprecedented attacks on Prime Minister David Cameron: here.
Labour ‘centrists’ should be cheering on the Tories’ self-destruction instead of airing their own dirty laundry, writes CHARLEY ALLAN: here.